OHIO President, Dr Lori Gonzalez walking campus with her staff
Office of the President

Ohio University Office of the President

Welcome to the Ohio University Office of the President

The President is the University's chief administrative officer and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. This website contains information about the President, major University initiatives and priorities, and how to contact the office or request time on the President's schedule.

President Gonzalez standing in Baker Center with the Seal of Ohio University overlayed

Welcome to Athens!

Dr. Lori Gonzalez begins her service as the 23rd Ohio University President on July 1, 2023. Learn more about her long career in service to public higher education.

Meet Our New President

  • Text reading "OHIO" stylized like ice cream with sprinkles

    Ice Cream Social

    Thursday, April 25
    2-4 p.m.
    College Green

    The Office of the President invites all Ohio University students and employees to the Student, Faculty, and Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, April. 25, on the College Green.

    The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m. Members of the Presidents Cabinet will be scooping up ice cream for all to enjoy the end of the semester! Featuring appearances by the Marching 110 and Rufus, and charecture artists provided by the Center for Student Engagement & Leadership. 

    There will be coinciding Ice Cream Socials occurring on all five regional campuses:

    Chillicothe Campus, Bennett Art Gallery
    Eastern Campus, Shannon Hall 209
    Lancaster Campus, Bobcat Bistro
    Southern Campus, Collins Center – OHIO Lounge, Room 166
    Zanesville Campus, Elson Hall Patio

Get to Know Ohio University Alongside Our New President

The University is invited to post about their favorite area of campus using the hashtag #knowOHIO to introduce their projects and initiatives to President Gonzalez. We will share posts on the President’s Twitter account @OHIO_President.

  • Reaffirmation of Accreditation

    Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has been continuously accredited since 1913. Learn more about our institution's efforts to reaffirm accreditation.