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Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service Fast Facts

Fast Facts about the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service empowers people to solve problems, meet challenges and seize opportunities through strategic thinking, collaboration and partnership. Here, community-driven research and action merge to create policy, change and progress for the people of Ohio and beyond.

Community Impact

The Voinovich School, through research, partnership and education, works at the intersection of public policy, energy and the environment, economic development and health. We integrate professional education, training, leadership development and capacity building into community partnerships so our students gain hands-on research and leadership experience through project work based on community needs.


    Working toward health equity for all Ohioans

    The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion is a statewide partnership focused on building infrastructure and capacity to address mental, emotional and behavioral health.


    Leading turnaround for Piketon site

    The former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio, known as PORTS, is being redeveloped through the PORTSfuture initiative led by OHIO's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. The goal is to transform the site into a clean energy production and sustainable manufacturing complex, starting with a $1.5 billion-plus project by Newpoint Gas focused on clean hydrogen production and electricity generation. This redevelopment effort has the potential to create enduring jobs and positively impact the surrounding region.

Inspiring and teaching leaders who serve

The Voinovich School combines research with project-based community projects to give students rich and fulfilling learning experiences. Students learn alongside faculty with expertise in public policy, energy and the environment, and health.


    OHIO joins highest level of research institutions in the nation

    Ohio University earned an R1 Classification (very high research activity) in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


    Voinovich Research Scholars tackle real-world challenges

    Undergraduate students across discipline work on Voinovich School project teams to learn leadership skills through hands-on research and experiences.

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The Voinovich School has a rich history rooted in its mission to serve. We believe public leadership is based on trust and collaboration. Our students, faculty and staff work together with partners and communities to serve with integrity and purpose to create meaningful change and lasting positive outcomes.


    Looking forward with the George V. Voinovich vision

    Our School’s namesake believed in galvanizing the energy of people and ideas to propel action and progress, and that’s how we work today.


    First multidisciplinary school at Ohio University

    Formally established on April 20, 2007, the Voinovich School houses a strong MPA portfolio and graduate environmental programs.