Michael V. Drake, MD
President, The Ohio State University
Dr. Michael V. Drake’s service in higher education spans nearly four decades and includes senior leadership roles at universities and national organizations dedicated to advancing education. He became the 15th president of The Ohio State University on June 30, 2014. During his tenure, Ohio State has seen record highs in applications, graduation rates, academic excellence, diversity and donor support. The university has received national recognition for its commitment to teaching and learning as well as excellence in patient safety, clinical outcomes and efficiencies at the university’s Wexner Medical Center.
The Time and Change strategic plan, launched in August 2017, aspires to further strengthen Ohio State’s position as a national flagship public research university, setting forth five areas of broad focus: teaching and learning; access, affordability and excellence; research and creative expression; academic health care; and operational excellence and resource stewardship.