Today's Update: Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Dear Student Life team, 

I am still looking through photos and enjoying the wonderful memories we made at yesterday’s O-H! What a Year! Celebration. It was a pure joy to be with you and to celebrate ALL the many ways you make Ohio State an amazing institution.

When I got home last night and turned on my television, I was overwhelmed by how starkly different our time together was from the unbelievable tragedy that unfolded at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. It was a terrible reminder of how precious life is and how important it is to take time to appreciate the times we have together. Yesterday President Johnson and I sent a message of support to students from the state of Texas to share resources they may be interested in.

Thank you for being a Scarlet and Great presence in my life, especially during otherwise sad times. I appreciate you all!


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD 

Senior Vice President for Student Life 
The Ohio State University