From the Provost — September 13, 2018

ENGIE-Axium Endowed Dean's Chair

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School, as the inaugural ENGIE-Axium Endowed Dean's Chair. Vice Provost Bertone's appointment is effective immediately and continues through June 30, 2021.

This is the first of five faculty endowments provided through the $150 million academic collaboration component of Ohio State's agreement with ENGIE-Axium.

Funds generated from this endowment are designated to support innovative and contemporary programs and initiatives for our graduate students. These programs/initiatives will be developed and expanded based on university-wide conversations on the future of graduate education.

Please join me in congratulating Alicia on this prestigious appointment.

Sincerely,

Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost