University of Cincinnati names new Provost

Dr. Santa Jeremy Ono (Courtesy University of Cincinnati)
Dr. Santa Jeremy Ono (Courtesy University of Cincinnati)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati announced its new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on Tuesday.

Dr. Santa Jeremy Ono, currently the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Academic Affairs at Emory University, has been chosen by the University to be the new Provost.

Dr. Ono will be replacing Anthony J. Perzigian, who announced he was leaving his post as Provost in January. Perzigian has held the position since 1998.

In a statement, UC president Gregory H. Williams said, "Dr. Ono's impressive record in research, fund raising, the promotion of academic quality and student success position him for immediate engagement with UC's goals. Throughout an intensive search, he was able to effectively articulate his commitment to academic priorities in such a way as to assure the university's status as a world-class research and teaching institution. Most importantly, he was able to communicate his capabilities and vision to a diverse array of audiences, from faculty to donors to students."

Dr. Ono's research throughout the years has focused on gene regulation in the immune system and its role in inflammation of the eye and in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration. He is the author of more than 110 scholarly publications, books and book chapters.

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