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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.

  • Strategic Initiatives

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


Flexible Workspace Project

Ohio University is embracing a new model for the workplace that enables flexibility, adapts to evolving team and university needs, optimizes collaborative work while respecting the need for focused individual effort, and seamlessly integrates our virtual and physical environments.

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Introducing the Strategic Framework

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Fearlessly First, OHIO's Strategic Framework, was presented to university stakeholders during a State of the University address.

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April 8, 2021 Ohio University Board of Trustees affirms inclusive excellence strategic planning efforts

Today, the Ohio University Board of Trustees affirmed OHIO’s new inclusive excellence strategic plan, which was developed over two years of planning and in close partnership with OHIO students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

April 6, 2021 OHIO receives Choose Ohio First grant to support STEM students

Ohio University has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to support students in critical STEM fields.

The $1,068,522 grant over five years is to recruit and support each cohort during its educational journey. The grant supports students in science, including health professions, technology, engineering and mathematics. The grant was approved by the State Controlling Board today.

April 2, 2021 Three OHIO students named as prestigious 2021 Goldwater Scholars

Three Ohio University Honors Tutorial College students have been selected as 2021 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, the second year in a row for the University to have as many recipients and the most this year in the state of Ohio.