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Strategic Framework News & Updates

As we move our Fearlessly First Strategic Framework forward, we are committed to clear and transparent communication with our university community as well as our stakeholders across the globe. You’ll find here the latest updates for progress on our strategic initiatives.

We also invite you to submit your feedback and ideas through our online Q&A. We will be hosting monthly engagement opportunities beginning in January 2020, and you will find those announced here as well.


All News & Updates

April 8, 2021

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 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 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.

March 29, 2021

New initiatives to improve workforce opportunities in the Appalachian region have been made possible thanks to a new project spearheaded by the Executive Dean for OHIO Regional Higher Education (RHE).

Nicole Pennington, RHE Executive Dean and Dean of Campus and Community Relations at OHIO Southern, recently developed the RHE Workforce Success Initiative in an effort to enhance workforce development activity in southeast Ohio and surrounding areas served by RHE. 

March 22, 2021

Ohio University is proud to announce it is one of 16 institutions participating in the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Powered by Publics initiative to receive additional investment and support to advance student-centered transformation.

March 17, 2021

While some business sectors have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic, gaming and esports have grown — and are now a bigger industry than movies and North American sports combined, according to Chris Volpe, a leading voice in Midwest gaming and esports.

Volpe, president of Multivarious, founder and executive director of GDEX, and president and founder of Ohio Game Developer Association, provided a State of the Industry overview at Ohio University’s Third Annual Business of Games Summit. Prominent entrepreneurs, software and hardware developers, publishers, investors, marketers and players came together to inform students, educators and the community about the various aspects of the gaming and esports industry.

March 17, 2021

Ohio University’s Patton College of Education is implementing the first ever hip-hop based education program that will help prepare pre-service teachers to incorporate culturally relevant pedagogy into their own teaching styles.

March 9, 2021

Ohio University is one of over 200 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia designated today as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encouraged their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years.

March 9, 2021

Ohio University was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, recognizing the development and support of pathways created for the success of community college transfer students. 

March 3, 2021

Ohio University students learn the skills to bring innovative ideas to life through the University Innovation Fellowship. Managed by the OHIO Center for Entrepreneurship, fellows learn how to create positive assets on their home campus. Student leaders have the opportunity to influence the university community as they put their ideas into action.