Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake said he will retire next year. He said he is proud of Ohio State’s progress during his tenure and that the timing was right for both his family and the university.
Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will retire next year after six years at the helm of the state's flagship university.
Drake, 69, who has served in the role since June 2014, will continue to lead the university through at least the end of the 2019-2020 school year, he said in an exclusive interview with The Dispatch. He said he and his wife, Brenda, have been discussing a transition for "several months," and the timing was right for both his family and Ohio State.