Santa Jeremy Ono, interim president at the University of Cincinnati, will be the speaker at next month’s West Chester ▪ Liberty Chamber Alliance’s luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Ono began serving as UC’s president after Greg Williams’ sudden resignation Aug. 21. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, if Ono doesn’t become the permanent choice, any new president probably would not start until next summer at the earliest.
Ono first arrived at UC in 2010, serving two years as the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. In that role, Ono led the development of an academic master plan aligned to the university’s strategic plan.
He also serves as professor of pediatrics within UC’s College of Medicine and professor of biology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Ono’s principal research interests focus on transcriptional regulation in the human immune system, mechanisms of mast cell dependent inflammation on the ocular surface and the immune component of age-related macular degeneration.
Prior to UC, Ono served at Emory University as vice provost for academic initiatives and deputy to the provost and then senior vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs. At Emory, he also served as a professor in the department of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine.
Dr. Ono earned his PhD at McGill University and his BA at the University of Chicago. His training in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard was supported by a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at Wetherington Golf and Country Club in West Chester. Reservations can be made online at www.TheChamberAlliance.com or by calling 513-777-3600. The cost to attend is $27 for members and $50 for guests.