Update on the Search for Ohio’s 23rd President

On Monday, February 27, 2023, Peggy Viehweger, Chair of the Chancellor’s Selection Committee and Board of Trustees, shared the following message with the university community:

Dear OHIO Community,

Last September, our board gathered a diverse group of individuals from across the university community. Looking for Ohio University’s 23rd President And help us plan the Ohio University courses that will move us forward forever.

today we are our Presidential Election Commission has identified three experienced and capable presidential finalists. Each will soon visit the Athens campus to participate in a variety of settings with students, faculty, alumni, university leaders and throughout his OHIO community.

Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills
Ball State University President and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Abhinandan “Avi” Mukherjee
Dean and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marshall University

Dr. Lori Stewart Gonzalez
Executive Vice President and President, University of Louisville

Finalist details and updated search timelines for each presidential candidate are available at OHIO’s. president search page.

Join the Public Forum of Presidential Candidate Finalists

Ohio students, faculty, alumni, and community members are cordially invited to participate in the Public Forum of Presidential Candidate Finalists over the next two weeks.

A member of the OHIO Faculty Council moderates each forum, and live streams of all sessions are available for those with an OHIO ID who wish to participate remotely.

Presidential Candidate Finalists Public Forum with Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills
date: Wednesday, March 1, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
position: Baker University Center Theater

Open Forum with Presidential Candidate Finalist Dr. Abhinandan Mukherjee
date: Tuesday, March 7, 2-3pm
position: Baker University Center Theater

Presidential Candidate Finalists Open Forum with Dr. Lori Stewart Gonzalez
date: Wednesday, March 8, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
position: Baker University Center Theater

At the end of each forum, the university community is encouraged to share their views through an anonymous online survey. president search web pageYour continued involvement and feedback will continue to be important as the Board of Trustees evaluates each finalist in the decision-making process.

keep ohio moving forward forever

It has been an honor to serve OHIO in this search and to work with an excellent and representative search committee. The search was diligent, with all members of the committee doing their best. We believe we were able to take the information we gathered from the community and find candidates that fit our criteria. We are very pleased to have access to so many voices from the community who care deeply about our university and its future.

Together, we will help OHIO find visionary leaders who can leverage the momentum of today to propel the university into tomorrow, and help students know that their experiences at OHIO will forever impact their success. Helps you stay true to your promises to


Peggy Wieweger
Chairman of the Presidential Election Commission
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

https://www.ohio.edu/news/2023/02/update-search-ohios-23rd-president Update on the Search for Ohio’s 23rd President

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