Michael V. Drake, MD

Michael V. Drake

Autumn Note


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

In the past few weeks we have seen an exciting start to autumn semester. This reminds me of how we all work together to make Ohio State a wonderful place.

I have had the opportunity to meet many students on the Oval and around campus — including a great visit to our Mansfield campus. Our students' enthusiasm for their return to the classroom is truly remarkable and energizes the entire university.

During our home opener against Hawaii, we celebrated the contributions of our faculty and staff on the field. I am proud of the transformative work they do every day to elevate our academic programs and extend the university's impact.

I had the recent honor of accepting a check for $525,000 from Huntington National Bank to support internships, technology, study abroad and financial wellness education — part of a three–year partnership that has generated more than $26 million. I am grateful for the generosity of our many community partners that directly supports our mission of providing affordable excellence.

Best wishes to all of you for an exciting and productive fall. I look forward to what we will accomplish together in the coming year.


Best wishes,
Michael V. Drake, MD