Santa Jeremy Ono, PhD, is the 28th President at the University of Cincinnati. After serving on an interim basis for two months, he was appointed to the presidency on Oct. 23, 2012.

President Ono first arrived at UC in 2010, serving two years as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. As Provost, he led the development of an Academic Master Plan (AMP) aligned to the university’s strategic plan, UC2019► – Accelerating Our Transformation. The AMP, unveiled in May 2012, will mean an initial investment of about $10 million toward long-term strategic goals set for completion in UC’s bicentennial year, 2019.

Dr. Ono is the first Asian-American to serve as UC's chief executive and one of only a few Asian-Americans to serve as president of a major research institution in the United States.

President Ono, affectionately known as Prez Ono, can be seen at games and practices and tweeting about Bearcats Athletics. Take a look at some of Prez Ono’s activities and engagement with Bearcats fans!

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President Ono Performs Lift with Bearcats Cheer Squad




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Practice with Prez Ono: Football