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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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February 12, 2021 OHIO’s International Opportunities Think Tank seeks feedback

Dean Donal Skinner and Dr. Purba Das, co-chairs of Ohio University’s International Opportunities Think Tank (IOTT), are hosting two virtual feedback sessions on Feb. 17 and 19 to discuss the group’s goals and initial recommendations. 

January 14, 2021 Ohio University continues strategic investment in student success

Under the leadership of President M. Duane Nellis and Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs, efforts have been made to identify supports and barriers to student success across our campuses.

December 2, 2020 OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan supports Student Success Initiative

As part of the Student Success Initiative of the Ohio University Strategic Framework, faculty and staff across the institution are implementing the OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan, an innovative program designed to boost student recruitment by supporting retention, graduation rates, and lifelong career success.