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Presidential Search Committee to hold public forums

Forums, online engagement features welcome community feedback

The Ohio State University today announced a series of public forums to solicit feedback from the university community in the search for the 17th president of the university.

Starting next week, the Presidential Search Committee will hold a series of public forums to gather input about the qualities, skills, attributes and experiences desired in a candidate.

University Advisory Subcommittee co-chairs Jan Box-Steffensmeier, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Vernal G. Riffe Professor in Government and Politics, and Phillip Popovich, Ray W. Poppleton Research Designated Chair in the Department of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine, will host the forums.

“We look forward to hearing from our Ohio State community,” Box-Steffensmeier said. “Input from students, faculty and staff are vital to the presidential search process.”

Three public forums are planned, two in person and one virtual:

  • Monday, April 17, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Ohio Union in the U.S. Bank Conference Theater, 1739 N. High St. This forum will be livestreamed.
  • Monday, April 17, 5 to 6 p.m., at the Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115, 460 W. 12th Ave.
  • Friday, April 21, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – virtual session.

The public forums join additional opportunities for the university community to engage, including providing input and comments on the qualities and experiences recommended in a candidate and  submitting candidate nominations. More information is available on the presidential search website.             

In February, Ohio State’s Board of Trustees announced the search process. The Presidential Search Committee includes two subcommittees: the Presidential Selection Subcommittee, composed of trustees, and the University Advisory Subcommittee, made up of faculty, staff and students.

The Presidential Search Committee will continue to share ways in which the Ohio State community can participate in the search process.

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