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Presidential search open forums set for Sept. 28 and 29, survey to be sent to OHIO community this week

Published: September 10, 2022 Author: Staff reports

The Ohio University community is invited to engage in the search for the University’s next president through upcoming open forums and a survey that will be sent to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Multiple forum sessions planned

As part of a broad stakeholder engagement project directed by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, open forums will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, on the five Ohio University Regional Higher Education campuses and Thursday, Sept. 29, on the Athens campus in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the forums, which will include table conversations led by professional facilitators.

The Regional Higher Education sessions will be held concurrently beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 on all campuses and connected virtually through Zoom.

OHIO faculty and staff are asked to RSVP for the open forums on the Athens Campus at the links below

  • Athens Campus Session 1 – 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 (RSVP)
  • Athens Campus Session 2 – 2 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 (RSVP)

Feedback survey distributing later this week

In addition, a survey about the search for OHIO’s 23rd president will be distributed to all students, faculty, staff and alumni during the week of Sept. 12-16. The survey will be online, however, print surveys will also be provided to employees with limited email access.

OHIO community members are encouraged to watch for emails with additional information about the survey.

The survey and open forums are part of the overall process established by the Board of Trustees to ensure the voices of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners can be shared and heard throughout  the presidential search.

Updates on the stakeholder engagement process, including key meeting dates and additional information on the overall presidential search, can be found on the Presidential Search website.