A Message from Dean Manderscheid

It is good to be Dean.

Yes, there are challenges and obstacles, but the joys of leading Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences are immeasurable and a constant source of pride.   

If my tasks seem unmanageable, all I need do is look out my window with its matchless view: my own slice of the Oval—its overarching trees and students going about the business of learning—reminding me of why I am here.  

A special joy is introducing ASCENT twice each year. The power of imagery and storytelling allows us to bring campus to your door and help us remain connected with one another.

On every page, you will see that we are on-the-move—dramatically extending our reach and taking the lead.

  • Building on our strengths and maximizing our resources; developing powerful, visionary programs and initiatives
  • Capitalizing on the enormous artistic potential on campus, installation and digital artists, painters, dancers, musicians, actors, and—oh yes!—TBDBITL, and partnerships with Columbus arts organizations and area artists
  • Investing in a major Arts District that will make Ohio State and the Capital City a top national arts destination
  • Putting our students first and addressing growing workforce needs; opening new career options with the data analytics major and China Flagship Graduate Program

The value of an arts and sciences education and its power to inspire never dims.  

Please let us hear from you. Our alumni remain our best friends, strongest advocates and our ultimate legacy.

Dean Manderscheid's Signature
Executive Dean and Vice Provost
College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University