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The Investiture of Kristina M. Johnson, PhD

All alumni and friends are invited to watch a livestream of the investiture of Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

What Is a Presidential Investiture?

The investiture of a president is a significant milestone in the life of a university – and one of the oldest and most treasured traditions in academia.

An academic procession takes place that includes delegates from other colleges and universities, trustees and university faculty and leadership. Marchers wear the academic regalia of their own institution. Accompanied by musical selections, the ceremony includes the processional, invocation, greetings from several university and community groups, oath of office, presidential address, singing of “Carmen Ohio” and the recessional.

Since its founding in 1870, The Ohio State University has now been guided by 16 presidents, each of whom has left a lasting mark on the history of the land-grant university.