President Michael V. Drake’s 2020 Vision for Ohio State is built on three foundational principles: to nurture access, affordability and excellence; to encourage community engagement; and to champion diversity and inclusion. He has said:
“We can solve the critical issues of our time; our collective efforts can and will transform lives.”
At Ohio State, students possess great personal energy, ambition for impact and an ability to work with others to achieve individual and collective goals. Time and again, our students demonstrate their leadership, concern for the welfare of others and a profound consciousness of inequities. Simply put, their bold ideas and visions for change have the potential to make the world a better place. For these reasons, the President’s Prize was created to further empower Ohio State students to transform the world.