Executive Vice President and Provost Search - Human Resources at Ohio State

Executive Vice President and Provost Search

The Ohio State University announced May 27, 2021, that accomplished researcher, educator and higher-education leader Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH, will be the land-grant institution’s next executive vice president and provost, effective Aug. 1. Read the announcement on the Ohio State News website.

The Ohio State University conducted a national search for the university’s executive vice president and provost, after the announcement that Dr. Bruce A. McPheron is stepping down from his position as executive vice president and provost at the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

A search committee advisory group was co-chaired by Dr. Susan Olesik, divisional dean of natural and mathematical sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Grace Wang, executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge enterprise. The committee was staffed by Interim Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources Mr. Paul Patton, and one of the country’s premier executive search firms, Isaacson, Miller, supported the search.