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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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December 12, 2019 Hundreds of Faculty and Staff Offer Input Through Day of Engagement and Regional Events

Following a Day of Engagement on the Athens campus and subsequent events across regional campuses, the Co-Chairs of the Reimagining the Academic Enterprise initiative have compiled all feedback gathered for an unfiltered report out to campus.

December 12, 2019 Enrollment Management, UCM, Colleges Partner on Yield Strategies

Over the course of the fall semester, there has been significant work to improve student yield (the percentage of accepted students who select to attend OHIO) as we work forward on the initiative to Catalyze Strategic Enrollment Strategy for Lifelong Learning.

December 12, 2019 Input Invited As We Select OHIO’s Marketing and Branding Agency Partner

The co-chairs of the Initiative to Elevate Marketing and Branding are inviting your input as we select from among three agency finalists in response to a Brand Development RFP issued in October. View a section of their on-campus presentations and complete the survey.