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Executive Vice President and Provost


Pam Benoit, Executive Vice President and Provost 

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In the Spotlight 

Communications from the EVPP

Journalism student receives Provost Undergraduate Research Fund award

Danielle Keeton-Olsen, a senior studying journalism, received a Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) award for her Honor’s Tutorial College thesis project, Law Enforcement & Community Relations in Appalachian Ohio.

The PURF award offers up to $1,500 to undergraduate students at Ohio University’s main and regional campuses to support their research or creative activity. Students can use the funds for project-related expenses such as supplies or travel. Keeton-Olsen’s award, totaling $500, will cover the cost of travel between Ohio University and Meigs County, where she will focus her research.


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Leite selected for permanent appointment as CHSP dean

Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced Friday the search for a permanent appointment of dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions has concluded and a familiar face will continue at the helm of the college. Randy Leite, who currently serves as dean of CHSP, was selected following a national search.


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Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund provides $56,218 for student projects

The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund has provided 49 Ohio University students with a total of $56,218 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this fall. The program received 89 proposals with a total funding request of $108,372. Students may request up to $1,500 per proposal.


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Representatives from Higher Learning Commission to visit Ohio University

Ohio University will welcome a team from the Higher Learning Commission Nov. 2-4 as it undergoes periodic reaffirmation of accreditation. They will visit the Athens, Chillicothe, Southern, and Zanesville Campuses.

The team will review OHIO’s evidence that it meets HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. OHIO students, faculty and staff should be ready to participate in the site visit.


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Campus Climate Task Force Issues Final Report

Members of Ohio University’s Campus Climate Task Force issued their report and are recommending the formation of committees to focus on three key areas identified in the Modern Think 2014 Great Colleges Survey. The task force reviewed the findings of the survey, which was administered online from March through April of 2014, to develop a set of recommendations aimed at addressing concerns and emphasizing strengths presented in the survey results.


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Highlighting the Green

Highlighting the Green

News and Announcements
  • University approved for state authorization reciprocity Nov 25, 2015

  • Kopchick Awards provide $87,795 to OHIO student, faculty and staff researchers Nov 23, 2015

  • Geologist Alycia Stigall to discuss “Turning into Stone: A tale from life to death to the ultimate fossil” at Dec. 2 Science Café Nov 23, 2015
  • University Accolades

    Ginny Cottrill

    Where Do They Go When They Leave? An Examination of Rural, Appalachian, First-Generation Non-Persisters

    Christine Suniti Bhat


    Stacy Leeman

    Juried Exhibition

    Stacy Leeman


    Greg Kessler

    Keynote Speech