To be sure, American higher education is a diverse ecosystem, comprising institutions of all sizes, price tags, and mission statements.
I joke that being a university president is akin to being a pinata. But there are also notions of redemption.
I am not a scientist. I have never analyzed the far reaches of the solar system through the lens of a telescope nor scrutinized cancer cells under a microscope.
Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform of interdisciplinary academic programs, world-class scholars, outstanding students, and extensive research capabilities.
The Ohio State University has a rich – if quiet – heritage of the arts.
I spent the first 18 years of my life in the pastoral town of Vernal, Utah, in the shadows of the Book Cliffs and the Uinta Mountains.
As one of the country’s largest land-grant universities, Ohio State must play a critical role in moving our country forward.
So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible.
I’m the seventh chancellor at Vanderbilt; Bobby Johnson is the 25th head football coach. That shows a lack of commitment to attract and retain.
A truly great university is a nucleus of artistic expression. It fosters creative, critical thought, and serves as a platform for civil discourse.