Michael Drake to Step Down as President of Ohio State University in 2020


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Michael V. Drake, who has served as president of Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from that position next year. Dr. Drake is the fifteenth president of Ohio State and the first African American to serve in the post. Dr. Drake will remain in his post until at least the end of the academic year while a search is conducted for his successor. He will remain at Ohio State as a member of the faculty. President Drake served as chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Universities from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, he became the first Ohio State p...