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President Gonzalez, OHIO leaders respond to questions from ‘University Updates’ event, next session planned for early 2024

Approximately 850 faculty, staff and students joined OHIO leadership for University Updates on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and plans for the next session are already being developed.

The Nov. 7 session was the first of a new series of hybrid events hosted by President Lori Stewart Gonzalez to offer deeper insights into OHIO's strategic priorities, provide transparency and discuss important topics impacting higher education. Attendees at each event also have the opportunity to submit questions for leadership in writing.

Answers to the questions that were submitted, both online and in-person, during the Nov. 7 event are now available on the University Updates website.

The next session will be held early in the spring semester. Additional details will be announced soon through OHIO Employee News. 

Executive VIice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs speaks at the University Updates event
Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs gives a presentation at the "University Updates" event.

University Updates: Leadership Presentations

During the Nov. 7 event, President Gonzalez expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the numerous engagement opportunities she’s had the opportunity to participate in since officially starting her presidency on July 1. Additionally, she covered topics such as the new President’s Opportunity Promise Award, OHIO’s recognition as the best value public university in Ohio, the launch of OHIO’s Dynamic Strategy process and more. 

Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs presented information on OHIO’s recent across-the-board enrollment increases, strong retention rate, and experiential learning programs. She thanked faculty and staff for providing numerous academic opportunities to OHIO students.

Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Russell Morrow discussed the campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion audit that is being conducted by the USC Race and Equity Center. Morrow also highlighted OHIO’s Make Respect Visible campaign, which will be entering its next phase in 2024.

Vice President for University Communications and Marketing Robin Oliver focused on OHIO’s integrated marketing and communication goals. She highlighted the University’s successful Forever OHIO brand and its ongoing Health Brand campaign, which was launched to highlight OHIO’s top-ranked health-related programs. Oliver also announced the upcoming opening of the Marketing and Services Center in Grosvenor Hall in 2024.

For more details about the University Updates event, access the recording of the presentation and to read answers to the questions that were submitted by event attendees, visit the University Updates website.

November 12, 2023
Staff reports