President Nellis Letter


A welcome message to students from Ohio University president



Ohio University President Duane Nellis speaks with multiple publications during a RoundTable meeting.

Iwould like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your families to Ohio University! Bobcat Student Orientation is a wonderful introduction to everything our beautiful campus has to offer as you prepare to begin your college career this coming fall.

Over the next couple of days, as you schedule for classes and meet new friends, I hope you are also able to take time to learn more about the many resources our campus has to offer. OU offers a truly transformational learning experience, and you will find that a wealth of opportunity exists right at your fingertips. From learning experiences that meet societal needs right here within our own neighborhoods to exciting undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities, OHIO affords you the freedom to thrive and time to grow as you learn from world-class faculty.

Our community truly is a classroom where you can choose a path of assignments aimed at developing solutions for global issues, like the opioid epidemic or sustainability. Or, you can choose a path of research and discovery that focuses on our local region, such as food insecurity or a celebration of our regional culture and arts. OHIO is a wonderfully inclusive family of diverse people with unique ideas. We have been recognized nationally for our investments in and attention to diversity and inclusion by receiving the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

As we embark on another academic year, I welcome you into our university community. The possibilities are endless, and I look forward to hearing your ideas as you capably navigate your college experience at OHIO.

My advice to you over the next four years is to pursue your dreams, chase your goals, work hard and get involved!

Go Bobcats!


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