The Ohio State University remains at the median for in-state tuition and fees among public Big Ten universities after the Board of Trustees approved new rates.

The board on Thursday approved the university’s tuition, housing and dining costs for incoming autumn 2022 students. It includes the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee, which locks in these costs for each inbound in-state student cohort for four years.

Trustees approved an increase of tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen of 4.6 percent, which is a $549 annual change from last year’s rate. With the four-year freeze of this rate, this will be the seventh straight class of Ohio students to graduate with no tuition and fee increases. 

Additionally, tuition and fees for incoming non-resident students will increase by $1,703. Since Ohio State converted from the quarter system to semesters in fiscal year 2013, tuition increases have been below inflation.

The board also approved new endowments, including the establishment of two scholarships by Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson and her wife, Veronica Meinhard, as part of their $1 million donation to the university. The Kristina M. Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund is primarily geared toward undergraduate student-athletes who are members of the Buckeye women’s field hockey team and women’s lacrosse team ­– two sports played by Johnson in college.

The Veronica Meinhard Endowed Scholarship Fund provides aid to undergraduates who are first-generation college students.

Each endowment is part of the Scarlet & Gray Advantage Endowed Matching Gift Program.

"Both of us went to university on scholarship, so it’s our way of being able to give back,” Johnson said Thursday during the full board meeting.

Trustees also congratulated Gary R. Heminger on his successful tenure as chair. Heminger, the former chairman and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp., was appointed to the board in 2018, and his term as a member runs through 2027. Trustees approved Hiroyuki Fujita, founder and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics, as the new chair. Fujita joined Ohio State’s board in 2016 and his term runs through 2024.

The following actions were also taken during the board’s meeting:

Men’s basketball ticket prices approved

The board approved men’s basketball ticket prices for fiscal year 2023.

University debt policy amendments approved

The board authorized revising the university’s debt policy to better align it with best practices regarding the use of the internal bank for capital facilities improvement projects. The board approved the following amendments:

• Modification of the Long Term Investment Pool distribution policy calculation period and approval of a new benchmark for university operating funds.

• Authorization for designated officials to buy, sell, assign and transfer securities, to deposit or withdraw funds from bank and investment accounts held in the name of Ohio State, to designate depositories and to execute treasury- and insurance-related agreements.
Establishment of new degrees, department and appointment type approved

Trustees approved the establishment of the following:

• A doctor of philosophy degree program in immunology and immunotherapeutics in the College of Medicine

• A master of supply chain management degree program in the Fisher College of Business

• The Department of Dermatology in the College of Medicine

• A clinical faculty appointment type in the College of Social Work.

Strategic completion plan approved for 2022-2024

The board approved an updated version of the strategic completion plan designed to increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded to students. State law requires the board of trustees of each Ohio place of higher education to adopt a plan every two years.

Department name change approved

Trustees approved changing the name of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures to the Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures.

Personnel actions approved

The board approved the following academic appointments, effective July 1, 2022, except for Mary Stromberger, whose appointment is effective on Aug. 1:

• David Cohn
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

• David Horn
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

• David Jenkins
Dean, College of Social Work

• Norman Jones
Dean, Undergraduate Education

• Mary Stromberger
Dean, Graduate Education.

The board extended the appointments of Mark Larmore and Andrew Thomas as interim co-leaders of the Wexner Medical Center from June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Trustees approved amendments to the contracts of the following Department of Athletics employees, effective July 1, 2022:

• Ryan Day
Head coach, football

• Chris Holtmann
Head coach, men’s basketball

• Kevin McGuff
Head coach, women’s basketball

• Nick Myers
Head coach, men’s lacrosse

• Steve Rohlik
Head coach, men’s hockey

• Gene Smith
Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director.

Trustees also approved an amendment to the contract of Michael Eicher, senior vice president for advancement and president of The Ohio State University Foundation, effective Jan. 1, 2022.          

Professional services and construction contracts approved

The board authorized the university to enter into or increase professional service and construction contracts for the following projects:

• Strategic Infrastructure Optimization Plan – phase 1
The project will develop conceptual infrastructure system strategies and plans for potential investments across the entire university. Trustees approved professional services contracts totaling $1 million, to be paid for with university funds and partner funds.

• Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care Powell
The project will provide medical services within community-based ambulatory facilities. Trustees approved professional services totaling $7.4 million, to be paid for with auxiliary funds.

• East Hospital – fire suppression
The project will meet National Fire Protection Association requirements for the fire suppression system in the entire East Hospital complex. Trustees approved professional services contracts totaling $800,000, to be paid for with auxiliary funds.

• Buckeye Village demolition
The project will demolish the remaining 18 apartment buildings off Tuscarawas, Montgomery, Stark, Mahoning and Cuyahoga courts and the maintenance and laundry buildings. Trustees approved construction and professional contracts totaling $5 million, to be paid for with university debt, auxiliary funds and university funds.

• Gateway Apartments building envelope – phase 1
The project will replace failed residential wood framed windows with new storefront windows, primarily on west-facing facades of Gateway Apartment buildings A and B. This is the first phase of improvements that are required in the buildings. Trustees approved construction and professional contracts totaling $4 million, to be paid for with auxiliary funds.

• Lacrosse stadium
The project will design and construct a new Lacrosse Stadium in the Athletic District on Irving Schottenstein Drive. Trustees approved increasing construction contracts totaling $1.5 million, to be paid for with fundraising, auxiliary funds and partner funds.

• Fire system replacements for fiscal year 2019
The project will replace and update fire alarm systems in five campus buildings. Trustees approved increasing construction contracts totaling $700,000, to be paid for with state funds.

Honorary degrees approved

The board approved the awarding of the honorary doctor of engineering degree to Patrick P. Gelsinger.

Resolutions in Memoriam announced

The board approved resolutions honoring the following former faculty emeriti who recently died:

• George G. Blozis, professor emeritus and former division chair in the College of Dentistry, who died on Nov. 21, 2021, at age 92.

• Charles Csuri, professor emeritus of art education and computer and information science, who died on Feb. 27, 2022, at age 99.

• Bernard J. Hamrock, professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering, who died on Feb. 4, 2022, at age 82.

• Poul M.T. Hansen, professor emeritus of the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, who died on March 3, 2022.

• Harry Hershey, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering, who died on Feb. 3, 2022, at age 83.

• Gilbert A. Jarvis, chair and professor emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology, who died on Feb. 11, 2022, at age 80.

• John P. Parker Jr., professor emeritus in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, who died on Dec. 8, 2021, at age 96.

• Gerald M. Reagan, professor emeritus of the philosophy of education, who died on March 14, 2022, at age 90.

• Robert F. Redmond Sr., professor and associate dean emeritus of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, who died on Jan. 5, 2022, at age 94.

• J. William Rich, professor emeritus of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering, who died on Feb. 7, 2022, at age 84.

• Nolan J. Rindfleisch, associate professor emeritus in the College of Social Work, who died on Feb. 2, 2022, at age 94.

• Daniel K. Struve, professor emeritus of horticulture and crop science in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, who died on Feb. 7, 2022, at age 70.

• J. Robert Warmbrod, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of agricultural education in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, who died on March 10, 2022, at age 92.

• Thomas M. York, professor emeritus of the Department of Aviation in the College of Engineering, who died on Jan. 16, 2022, at age 82.
Faculty personnel actions approved
The board approved the following appointments:

• Igor V. Adamovich has been appointed professor (John B. Nordholt Professorship in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering) in the College of Engineering for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• Amna Akbar has been appointed professor (Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professorship) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 22, 2022, and running through Aug. 22, 2027.

• Katrina Bong has been appointed professor – clinical (John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professorship) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 22, 2022, and running through Aug. 22, 2027.

• Cinnamon Carlarne has been appointed professor (Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 15, 2022, and running through Aug. 15, 2027.

• Ricardo L. Carrau has been appointed professor (Lynne Shepard Jones Endowed Professorship in Head and Neck Oncology) in the College of Medicine for a term starting Jan. 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Charlene Gilbert has been appointed professor (Senior Vice Provost for Student Academic Excellence) in the Office of Academic Affairs for a term starting April 4, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Yuchi Han has been appointed professor (Chair of Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine) in the College of Medicine for a term starting Jan. 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• David Horn has been appointed professor and dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• David Jenkins has been appointed professor and dean of the College of Social Work for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• Norman W. Jones has been appointed vice provost and dean for undergraduate education in the Office of Academic Affairs for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• Anthony P. King has been appointed associate professor (Anne K. “Nancy” Jeffrey Endowed Professorship for Mental Health Equity and Resilience) in the College of Medicine for a term starting June 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Asimina Kiourti has been appointed associate professor (College of Engineering Innovation Scholar) in the College of Engineering for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• Mrinal Kumar has been appointed associate professor (Elizabeth Martin Tinkham Endowed Professorship in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering) in the College of Engineering for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• Richard J. Makadok has been appointed professor (Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy) in the Fisher College of Business for a term starting Sept. 1, 2022, and running through Aug. 31, 2027.

• Matthew O. Old has been appointed professor (David E. Schuller, M.D., and Carole Schuller Chair in Otolaryngology) in the College of Medicine for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Georgios Papachristou has been appointed professor (Dr. Floyd M. Beman Chair in Gastroenterology) in the College of Medicine for a term starting May 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Efthimios Parasidis has been appointed professor (Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professorship for the Administration of Justice and Rule of Law) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 22, 2022, and running through Aug. 22, 2027.

• Anne Ralph has been appointed professor – clinical (Kara J. Trott Endowed Professorship in Law in honor of Prof. Morgan E. Shipman) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 22, 2022, and running through Aug. 22, 2027.

• Guy Rub has been appointed professor (Joanne Wharton Murphy/Class of 1965 and 1973 Professorship in Law) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 22, 2022, and running through Aug. 22, 2027.

• Ric Simmons has been appointed professor (Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law) in the Moritz College of Law for a term starting Aug. 15, 2022, and running through Aug. 15, 2027.

• Wendy G. Smooth has been appointed senior vice provost for inclusive excellence in the Office of Academic Affairs for a term starting Aug. 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.

• Mary Stromberger has been appointed vice provost and dean for graduate education in the Office of Academic Affairs for a term starting Aug. 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2027.
Reappointments

• Bridget A. Chapman has been reappointed as assistant professor – clinical (Sander and Mechele Flaum Designated Professor in Fluency) in the College of Arts and Sciences for a term starting Sept. 1, 2020, and running through Aug. 31, 2025.

• Curtis J. Daniels has been reappointed as professor – clinical (Dottie Dohan Shepard Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine) in the College of Medicine for a term starting April 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Russell H. Fazio has been reappointed as professor (Harold E. Burtt Chair in Psychology) in the College of Arts and Sciences for a term starting June 1, 2018, and running through Aug. 14, 2023.

• Peixuan Guo has been appointed professor (Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems) in the College of Pharmacy for a term starting Jan. 4, 2021, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Michelle J. Jones has been appointed professor (D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for a term starting Feb. 1, 2022, and running through Jan. 31, 2027.

• Michael V. Knopp has been appointed professor (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Chair for Clinical Research) in the College of Medicine for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• E. Douglas Lewandowski has been appointed professor (Jack M. George Chair) in the College of Medicine for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Karin M. Musier-Forsyth has been appointed professor (Ohio Eminent Scholar in Biological Macromolecular Structure) in the College of Arts and Sciences for a term starting June 1, 2022, and running through May 31, 2027.

• W. Jerry Mysiw has been appointed professor (Dr. Ernest W. Johnson Chair) in the College of Medicine for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2023.

• Benjamin K. Poulose has been appointed professor (Robert M. Zollinger Chair of Surgery) in the College of Medicine for a term starting Aug. 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Brad H. Rovin has been appointed professor (Dr. Lee A. Hebert Endowed Professorship in Nephrology) in the College of Medicine for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Abhay R. Satoskar has been appointed professor (University Pathology Services Anatomic Pathology Professorship) in the College of Medicine for a term starting July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2026.

• Sharon Tucker has been appointed professor (Grayce M. Sills Endowed Professorship in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing) in the College of Nursing for a term starting Jan. 1, 2022, and running through Dec. 31, 2026.

University Foundation report approved

The board approved the report as of April 30, 2022, which includes one endowed chair: the David H. George Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering; one endowed executive director: the Sandy and Andy Ross Endowed Director of the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens; one endowed program director: the Tom Rieland Endowed WOSU General Manager; three endowed professorships: the Centennial Endowed Professor of Nursing, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Professorship and The Anne K. “Nancy” Jeffrey Endowed Professorship for Mental Health Equity and Resilience; two endowed professorship funds: the Colleen McMahon Faculty Excellence Fund in Music, and the Head and Neck Cancer Innovation Fund; 14 scholarships as part of the Scarlet and Gray Advantage Endowed Matching Gift Program; one scholarship as part of the 100 percent TBDBITL Scholarship Endowment Initiative; one scholarship as part of the Joseph A. Alutto Global Leadership Initiative; 37 additional named endowed funds; and the revision of 21 named endowed funds.

Naming of internal university spaces

The board approved the naming of the following internal university spaces at the Timashev Family Music Building located at 1900 College Road in acknowledgment of donors:

• Pat and Mona Finlay Commons (Room 201)

• Dr. Donald E. and Ruth L. McGinnis Music Collaboratory (Room N360)

• Helen Deacon Swank Voice Teaching Lab (Room N390)

•  Helen Deacon Swank Voice Research Lab (Room N389)

• Chase Woodhouse Baldwin Practice Room (Room N443)

• Gordon Foundation Jazz Room (Room N445A)

• Nate & Priscilla Gordon Jazz Room (Room N445B)

• Robert H. “Tad” and Anne K. “Nancy” Jeffrey Practice Room (Room N484)
The board approved the naming of spaces in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex located at 2515 Carmack Road in acknowledgment of donors:

•  Priva Gathering Space (Room 110)

• The Patricia Kunz Brundige Outdoor Gathering Space

• Arize Lobby (Room 101)

• Mr. David W. and Lt. Col. Dorothy S. Case Office (Room 105B)

• Wendell and Katie Wiley Clean Room (Room 139B).

The board approved the naming of the food pantry (Room 101) in the Alber Student Center, located at 1463 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Marion, as the Kit & Lori Fogle Family Farm Food Pantry, in acknowledgment of donors Kit and Lori Fogle.

The board approved the naming of The Jane, Lily, Bubba, Mayzie & Rusty Shackelford Lobby in the Veterinary Medical Center and Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals, in support of Don and Teckie Shackelford and in acknowledgment of the care are treatment their dogs received at the center located at 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street.

The board approved the naming of an observation room (Room 123) in the Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic, located at 655 Vernon L. Tharp Street, “In Honor of Teddy Luther, Travis Lincoln & Tucker Lewis Moore Lifelong VMC Patients; Rustin M. Moore, DVM ’89” in acknowledgment of Dr. Rustin M. Moore’s philanthropic support.

The board approved the naming of the university’s Innovation District community as Carmenton, which will serve as a mixed-use space to further support and enhance innovation, including a research center, residential/lifestyle facilities, park, pathways, retail, corporate tenants and adjacency to the ambulatory facility. The entrance street located between Kenny Road and Carmack Road will be named Carmenton Avenue.

The board approved the naming of the parking garage at 1512 Old Cannon Drive as Old Cannon Garage.

The board approved the naming of the Newark Apartments Building 1 and Newark Apartments Building 2 at Ohio State Newark, located at 600 LeFevre Blvd. and 800 LeFevre Blvd., as the current name and address of these buildings does not reflect their purpose or location.

The board approved the naming of the CFAES Wooster Administration Building at 1617 Payne Drive in Wooster. The building is the home for key functions on the Ohio State Wooster campus.

Fiscal year 2023 operating budget approved

Trustees approved the operating budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.

Ohio State Energy Partners utility system interim capital improvements plan for fiscal year 2023 approved

Trustees approved Ohio State Energy Partners’ fiscal year 2023 interim capital improvements plan to make capital improvements.

Rules of the University Faculty amendments approved


The board approved changes to the Rules of the University Faculty to address multiple topics, as recommended by the University Senate.

Degrees and certificates for summer 2022 approved

The board approved the issuance of degrees and certificates on Aug. 7, 2022, to those who have completed the necessary requirements.

Outside Activities and Conflict Policy approved

Trustees approved a single, comprehensive university policy on outside activities and conflicts. The university currently has multiple university policies addressing university ethical expectations, research conflicts of interest regulations, and other federal and state laws governing financial and fiduciary conflicts of interest, and this will promote simplicity and efficiency.

Interim capital investment plan for fiscal year 2023 approved

Trustees authorized the interim capital investment plan for fiscal year 2023 ending June 30, 2023.

Appointments to the Self-Insurance Board approved

The board authorized the following individuals be appointed or reappointed as members of the board, effective July 1, 2022:

• Mark Larmore, term ending as of the date at which Ohio State employment ends

• Douglas Robinette, term ending June 30, 2024 (reappointment)

• Jake Wozniak, term ending June 30, 2024 (appointment).