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Summer commencement recognizes new grads

Published: 2014-08-07

Celebrating student accomplishment and welcoming new alumni, The Ohio State University summer commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, August 10 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

Commencement will be streamed live starting at 2 p.m., when 1,721 graduates will receive diplomas.

Joseph A. Alutto, whose legacy of university leadership dates back to 1991, will deliver the commencement address to summer term graduates and receive an honorary Doctor of Higher Education degree. Currently a Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior, Dr. Alutto has twice served as the university’s interim president, served as executive vice president and provost for nearly seven years, and served as an executive dean, dean and professor.

He joined the university as dean of the business college. During his 16-year tenure as dean, Dr. Alutto oversaw the makeover of the college to Fisher College of Business, a highly-regarded, state-of-the-art six-building campus.

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