OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Michael V. Drake, MD
President

Michael V. Drake
 
 
 

Provost announcement

 
 
     
 

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

After a national search, I am pleased to share that Bruce A. McPheron has accepted our offer to serve as the executive vice president and provost at Ohio State, effective today.

As our chief academic officer, he will work alongside faculty, staff and students to help ensure that the university continues to advance its national influence and impact in multidisciplinary research, cutting-edge teaching and learning initiatives, and exemplary community and civic engagement.

For the past six months, Bruce has served as our interim provost. Previously, he led the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) for three years as vice president for agricultural administration and dean. Bruce is a nationally recognized researcher, teacher and leader whose commitment to academic excellence and community engagement runs deep. He is a member of the Discovery Themes executive team as well as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has served as chair of the Policy Board of Directors of Agriculture for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

I want to thank our university community for providing important input through the listening sessions organized by the Provost Advisory Committee, chaired by Lonnie J. King. Lonnie will continue in his role as acting dean of CFAES as the university begins a search for a permanent incumbent. Please join me in congratulating Bruce, and enjoy the summer!

Sincerely,

Michael V. Drake, MD

President