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Roderick J. McDavis, President

 Conquering new frontiers is an OHIO tradition

From health care research that may help people around the globe to supporting innovations and initiatives that spur economic development in our region, OHIO continues to expand the frontiers of the possible.

Since our founding in 1804, we have been working to fulfill our mission of advancing knowledge on the frontiers of discovery while serving as a beacon of learning and opportunity. Some notable achievements from the past year include:

  • Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine was awarded a record-breaking $105 million gift that will help us make a difference in lives across the region. 
  • OHIO students have continued building a tradition of earning the nation’s most competitive academic honors. Our Fulbright Award tally ranks Ohio University among such excellent institutions as Duke and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 
  • A group of our students, faculty, and staff assisted tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
  • OHIO was named one of the nation’s most military-friendly academic institutions in recognition of our efforts to serve students who are veterans.
  • Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends watched on national television as the OHIO Bobcats won their first football bowl game in our 208-year history.

You will find these and many other accomplishments highlighted in this report. We take great pride in the work of all members of our University family. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share a few of their success stories with you.


Roderick J. McDavis