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October 23, 2017
Reflections on the Investiture of Dr. M. Duane Nellis as Ohio University’s 21st President (VIDEO)
This video features reflections on the Oct. 18 Investiture of Ohio University's 21st President, Dr. M. Duane Nellis, from members of the OHIO community.
October 19, 2017
President Nellis announces strategic pathways for Ohio University’s future during investiture address
The Ohio University Board of Trustees welcomed delegates from higher education institutions around the world Wednesday afternoon as students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Ohio University gathered to install Dr. M. Duane Nellis as its 21st President.
October 18, 2017
OUL's Minar selected to write poem for inauguration of Ohio University’s 21st President
OUL's Minar selected to write poem for inauguration of Ohio University’s 21st President
October 13, 2017
Third annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala celebrates 381 newsmakers (PHOTOS)
Members of the Ohio University community gathered the evening of Oct. 12 for the third annual OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, celebrating a record-breaking 381 faculty members who were featured in media reports during the 2016 calendar year.
October 11, 2017
Investiture ceremony keynote speaker Dr. Kamlesh Lulla shares personal, professional reflections of President Nellis
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Ohio University community will listen as its newly invested 21st president, Dr. M. Duane Nellis, shares his vision and plans for OHIO’s future in his inaugural address. Another speaker during the ceremony will give the University community some insight into its new president.
October 9, 2017
Alden Library inauguration exhibit features regalia, traditions from the past
"OHIO Presidential Inaugurations: Past and Present," a new exhibit on the fourth floor of Alden Library, showcases items from the University's Archives related to past presidential inaugurations at OHIO.
October 5, 2017
Inauguration addresses of OHIO’s presidents speak to past, future, and changing role of higher education
Ohio University’s presidents have led the institution through the challenges of a changing society, responding to the evolving needs of students and reaffirming the important role of public higher education in the United States. As each presidential transition has brought new promise and hope for OHIO’s future, the men taking on the role took great comfort and guidance in reflecting on those who came before.
October 2, 2017
President M. Duane Nellis announces process for 2018 Distinguished Professor Award nominations
President M. Duane Nellis announces process for 2018 Distinguished Professor Award nominations
Ohio University will celebrate history, tradition with inauguration of 21st president
A presidential inauguration is a rare and historic time in an institution’s history; the ceremony, formally called the investiture, is rich with tradition and symbolism – the hallmarks of officially installing a university’s new leader.
September 27, 2017
AEP Foundation awards $300,000 to Voinovich School environmental programs
The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation recently awarded $300,000 in grants for environmental programs at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.
September 11, 2017
President Nellis appointed to serve on State of Ohio economic development initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis was recently appointed to the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.
September 10, 2017
Supporting OHIO community members deployed for hurricane relief
President M. Duane Nellis and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner address how the OHIO community can provide support for its men and women in the National Guard and Reserve who are being called to service in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in the following message.
September 7, 2017
President M. Duane Nellis comments on today’s U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX announcement
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis commented on the Sept. 7 U.S. Department of Education's Title IX announcement.
September 5, 2017
Ohio University leaders engage in critical conversations at Breakfast for Progress
Within the first few days of the fall 2017 semester, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis called upon leadership to address the very important national issue of preventing campus sexual misconduct. More than 120 leaders from every facet of the University’s shared governance structure convened for nearly two hours to develop a plan of action to address this issue and enable Ohio University to emerge as a leader in this critical national dialogue.
August 29, 2017
OHIO’s Welcome Week 2017 was one for the history books (PHOTOS)
From a rare solar eclipse to Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis’ first Convocation for First-Year Students, OHIO’s Welcome Week 2017 made history.
August 28, 2017
University featured in Ohio Department of Higher Education video series
President M. Duane Nellis and the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education are featured in the newest episode of the “Higher Ed Highlights” video series, produced by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
President Nellis joins first-year students in new beginning at his first Convocation
On Sunday, Aug. 27, at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis officially inducted the Class of 2021 into the Bobcat family – the first of many for OHIO’s 21st president, who told the freshmen gathered in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus of a summer spent falling in love.
August 27, 2017
Ohio University president announces launch of student leadership experience
Ohio University is announcing the launch of a new student leadership experience known as the “Presidential Leadership Society.” Soon after becoming the 21st president of Ohio University, Dr. M. Duane Nellis sought to create an experience that would enhance the University’s central mission – the personal and intellectual development of its students.
August 25, 2017
University announces investiture of President Nellis
The week-long inauguration celebration of M. Duane Nellis as the 21st president of Ohio University will feature an official investiture ceremony, a game day presidential tailgate, an historical campus retrospective and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with a strategic international partner during the week of Oct. 16.
August 23, 2017
Ohio University welcomes international students to campus with messages of support
Ohio University welcomed its incoming class of international graduate students to campus on Friday, Aug. 18, and the students received a strong message of support from President M. Duane Nellis.
August 21, 2017
OHIO unveils a fully renovated Jefferson Hall (PHOTOS)
Hundreds of members of the Ohio University and local communities attended the Aug. 18 Jefferson Hall Reopening Celebration, capping off an approximately $39 million full rehabilitation of this iconic East Green residence hall.
President Nellis treated to Southern hospitality
A rainy southern Ohio day didn’t dampen spirits Aug. 10 as Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis visited the Ohio University Proctorville Center, Ohio University Southern, in Ironton, and the Ohio Horse Park, as the final stop on his tour of regional campuses.
August 8, 2017
President Nellis visits Eastern Campus
Ohio University Eastern students, faculty, staff, and community leaders welcomed President M. Duane Nellis to the St. Clairsville-based campus with open arms during his recent visit.
August 7, 2017
Athens Campus to host activities designed to welcome students, faculty to OHIO
From orientations to the President's Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University is hosting many activities in the weeks leading up to the start of fall semester to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family and to prepare them for the academic year.
July 24, 2017
President Nellis meets international students and their families
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis attended a June 28 event for international students and their loved ones sponsored by International Student and Faculty Services and the Athens Friends of International Students.


Investiture of Dr. M. Duane Nellis to take place Oct. 18, complementary inauguration thematic days to be held Oct. 16-21 Read More


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