Ohio State President Michael Drake faces full schedule for 1st week

July 2, 2014
President Michael Drake talks to the media and members of the OSU community June 30. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor

President Michael Drake talks to the media and members of the OSU community June 30.
Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor

President Michael Drake had likely barely stepped foot on Ohio State soil when he was ushered into 10 and a half hours of meetings Monday.

Drake was scheduled to go from Bricker Hall, to a staff meeting, to a Board of Trustees luncheon, and then to a meeting with OSU Office of the President interim chief of staff Katie Hall.

After that, he was set to make his way back to Bricker to talk with Provost Joseph Steinmetz and have a president’s cabinet meeting, then head to a meeting with information systems manager Ken Cherrington. Finally, he was scheduled to have dinner with Steinmetz.

Drake doesn’t appear to have wasted a minute of his first day as OSU’s 15th president.

In fact, it seems he won’t have much time to spare for the rest of his inaugural week.

Below is a bulleted list of excerpts from Drake’s calendar June 30 through July 6, as provided to The Lantern to fill a public records request.

Tuesday, July 1

  • 8-9 a.m.: Office time
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Overview presentation and walking tour of campus with First Year Experience – Undergraduate Admissions – Remarks at Ohio Union
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.: BuckID
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Luncheon meeting with Council of Deans and Senior Management Council
  • 1-1:30 p.m.: Depart for Bricker Hall
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: Meeting with senior executive communications specialist Deb Guinan
  • 2-3 p.m.: Board of Trustees meeting
  • 3-4 p.m.: Meeting with senior vice president for advancement Mike Eicher
  • 4-5 p.m.: Meeting with senior vice president of government affairs Herb Asher

Wednesday, July 2

  • 8-9 a.m.: Office time
  • 9:30-10 a.m.: Freshman orientation session – Remarks at the Drake Performance and Event Center
  • 10:30-11 a.m.: Meeting with senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources Andraea Douglass
  • 11:30-12:30 a.m.: Meeting with Wexner Medical Center CEO Dr. Steven Gabbe
  • 1-3 p.m.: Advancement meeting
  • 3-4 p.m.: Hold for a meeting with OSU athletic director and vice president Gene Smith
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Advancement meeting
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m.: Meeting with senior vice president and general counsel Christopher Culley

Thursday, July 3

  • 8-9 a.m.: Office time
  • 9-10 a.m.: Board of Trustees meeting
  • 10-10:45 a.m.: Advancement meeting
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Advancement meeting
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Meeting with OSU chief financial officer and senior vice president of business and finance Geoff Chatas
  • 1-2 p.m.: Meeting with senior vice president of administration and planning Jay Kasey
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Update with Board of Trustees secretary Blake Thompson
  • 3-8 p.m.: Private appointment

Friday, July 4

  • University closed

Saturday, July 5

  • 1:08-2:59 p.m.: Private appointment
  • 3-4 p.m.: Private appointment
  • 5-9:30 p.m.: Private appointment

Sunday, July 6

  • No official appointments listed

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  1. Mary Young says:

    Best wishes to Dr. Drake . I hope he takes vitamins daily, because if his first-day is any indication he’ll need them. Best wishes, Sir!

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