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Fearlessly First

Reclaiming Ohio University’s position as a higher education leader

OHIO's Strategic Framework

Ohio's First University looks to reimagine education

  • Strategic Framework Themes


    By advancing and realizing four themes, we will move our institution in a new direction that is rooted in our history and values but not limited by traditional higher education models.

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  • Strategic Initiatives


    The Framework Themes are supported by 11 actionable initiatives that will help reshape OHIO to lead the new world of higher education.

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  • Join the Conversation


    Ohio University can only realize this plan through the involvement of our entire university community as we work together to refine the initiatives and define next steps.

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President Nellis Introduces the Strategic Framework

On Thursday, Sept. 12, President M. Duane Nellis introduced Fearlessly First, OHIO's Strategic Framework, to university stakeholders during his State of the University address.

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March 6, 2020 Nicole Pennington named Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Campus and Community Relations

In this new role, Pennington will continue to serve along with Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Dr. Brad Cohen as co-lead for the One OHIO strategy, to advance the goals outlined in the Fearlessly First Strategic Framework. 

February 24, 2020 OIT provides Digital Transformation update

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is seeking an outside partner to assist in completing a holistic analysis of the student journey at OHIO in order to better deliver the digital experience students demand throughout their engagement with the University. OIT is also launching key elements of the new IT Governance framework.

February 24, 2020 Guarantee+ Graduation Plan for Fall 2021

Academic programs are currently being identified to participate in the 2021 cohort of the OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan. OHIO has committed to offering the Guarantee+ Graduation Plan to all undergraduate students on all campuses by Fall of 2022.