COLUMBUS, Ohio — The interim president of Ohio State University is promising to continue the vision of his predecessor as he leads one of the country’s biggest universities during the search for its next leader.
Joseph Alutto, who previously served as Ohio State’s executive vice president and provost, said today he wants to find ways to keep tuition low and will make recruiting the best students and faculty a priority.
Alutto will also plan new building projects, which could include filling the area where St. John Arena is located once the facility is demolished.
Alutto had high praise for former president Gordon Gee, who retired earlier this month just weeks after remarks become public that he made last year jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.