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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.

  • 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.

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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July 31, 2020 Alumni and Corporate Engagement Committee Update

University Advancement has primary responsibility for Priority Initiative:
Increase Alumni and Corporate Engagement and Coordination. As a support unit, University Advancement’s work to advance this initiative will be informed by funding goals and priorities identified by OHIO’s academic leadership, colleges, and units.

July 30, 2020 Three OHIO students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Three Ohio University Honors Tutorial College students were selected as 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars in March. The announcement marked the first time since 2008 that Ohio University has had this many students receive the scholarship—considered the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM research—in one year. 

July 16, 2020 OHIO thanks donors for highest level of private financial support in eight years

Ohio University alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and partners donated $49,888,642 through The Ohio University Foundation in fiscal year 2020 in support of the University’s mission, vision and future, surpassing OHIO’s $30 million fundraising goal.