Welcome, Buckeyes!

The following message was sent to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.


Dear Buckeye family:

I am excited to begin my new role as president of The Ohio State University. I look forward to meeting you and supporting all of you over the coming year. 

Although this is a time of great challenges, it is also an opportunity for kindness, optimism and innovation. Together As Buckeyes, we will rise to the occasion and build a future in which all individuals are empowered to reach their full potential.



Wishing you all a productive and fulfilling academic year. Stay safe and healthy.

Go Buckeyes!

Sincerely yours,

Kristina M. Johnson, PhD