Walter “Ted” Carter Jr. appointed Ohio State president
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Walter “Ted” Carter Jr. as the next president. Carter, who serves as president of the University of Nebraska System, is well known for strategic ingenuity and a highly collaborative leadership style honed over almost 40 years in higher education and the United States Navy. He will begin his tenure as Ohio State’s 17th president on January 1, 2024.
The board also announced that Peter Mohler will serve as acting president, coordinating closely with Carter, through the end of the calendar year.
About the Search
On February 24, 2023, the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University named the members of its Presidential Search Committee. This committee, chaired by Trustee Hiroyuki Fujita, was tasked with conducting the search for the university’s 17th president.
The Presidential Search Committee includes two subcommittees working in tandem: The Presidential Selection Subcommittee, consisting of seven trustees, and the University Advisory Subcommittee, composed of faculty members, students and staff members. Overall, the Presidential Search Committee reflects constituencies across the university. The search process also will include opportunities for the broader Ohio State community to participate.
Please also see the Presidential Profile, compiled by members of the University Advisory Subcommittee and informed by community input.