Faculty and Staff — March 8, 2019

Ahlqvist named associate vice provost for Academic Enrichment and executive director of the Honors & Scholars Center

Dear Colleagues:

I'm pleased to announce that Ola Ahlqvist has accepted the position of associate vice provost for Academic Enrichment and executive director of the University Honors & Scholars Center.

A new office in Student Academic Success, AE comprises a variety of academic enrichment programs and centers, including: Service-Learning, the University Honors & Scholars Center, Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, and the academic liaison aspect of STEP (in conjunction with Student Life).

In addition to leading the development of AE, Dr. Ahlqvist will oversee strategies, initiatives and operations for the Honors & Scholars Center, which has been operating under the guidance and leadership of interim director Dr. Anne Krabacher. Moving forward, the two will co-lead the Center.

Dr. Ahlqvist currently serves as director for Ohio State's Service-Learning office, working to support the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainable service-learning courses, and championing community-based scholarship across Ohio State's curricula. He earned a PhD in geography from Stockholm University in Sweden and joined Ohio State's Department of Geography in 2005.

Please join me in thanking Dr. Krabacher for her leadership of the Honors & Scholars Center and welcoming Dr. Ahlqvist as he transitions to his new role.

Kind regards,

Beth Hume, PhD
Vice Provost for Student Academic Success
Dean of Undergraduate Education
Professor of Linguistics