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About Voinovich School

About the Voinovich School

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service is more than a think-tank. While other organizations are thinking about the big problems, we’re developing research-based solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy and the environment. The Voinovich School is a leader in addressing these “wicked problems” facing Ohio, and then scaling these solutions across the whole of Appalachia.

The Voinovich School’s distinction among public service schools is its ability to build partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government and industry to boost our resources and expand our impact. This enables us to further enhance public value, using an innovative approach to economic growth and opportunity, social impact and sustainability, and leadership and community building.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Voinovich School’s educational approach allows us to provide students with unique learning experiences, exposing them to multiple disciplines and cross collaboration, and allowing them to work with real clients and organizations. Leveraging the expertise of engaged faculty members and professional staff, while working with students, allows them to apply their knowledge on some of the toughest challenges facing the world today.

Like the late Senator George V. Voinovich, whose 46 years of public service included terms as mayor of Cleveland, governor of Ohio and U.S. senator, the School that takes his name recognizes that solutions to the world’s challenges will be found only by reaching across boundaries, some artificial and some real.

“I believe the government’s highest calling is to empower people and galvanize their energy and resources to help solve our problems, meet our challenges, and seize our opportunities.”

-Senator George V. Voinovich