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The Ohio State University appoints new president

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 11:48:36-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University has appointed Kristina M. Johnson, the chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) as its 16th president.

“We are pleased beyond measure to welcome Dr. Johnson to Ohio State,” said board chair Gary R. Heminger. “Her range of knowledge, service and accomplishments across sectors and throughout her career is nothing short of remarkable.

According to OSU, Johnson has “more than 30 years of experience as an academic, business and policy leader.” She has been SUNY’s chancellor since 2017.

“Ohio State has always been a special place to me – well beyond its standing as one of the most respected teaching, research and patient-care institutions in the world,” Johnson said. “I am humbled to be selected to lead this great land-grant university, and I look forward to meeting with students, faculty and staff to begin our work together.”

Johnson will start her new role on Sept. 1.

You can read more about Johnson’s background and her new role at OSU, here.