It is my honor to welcome you to the University of Cincinnati. Since my arrival in September 2010, I have been amazed by the buzz surrounding UC. From our pioneering co-op experience to our top-ranked programs in design, music, medicine and criminal justice to our notable success on the playing field, UC is on the move in so many creative and compelling ways. And I am delighted to say that others are taking note, as evidenced by the fact that UC has jumped 17 spots over the past two years in the US News & World Report ranking.
My Twitter followers know that I am so impressed and inspired by this momentum that I have dubbed UC the #HottestCollegeinAmerica. For me, this caption represents an institution that has no interest in resting on a ranking; no problem in pushing boundaries and reimagining what’s possible; and no doubt in its ability to transform the lives of young people via first-class teaching, research, leadership and service. More than a slogan, it speaks to the keen sense of purpose, pride and progress that emanates from every corner of our campus. Take a look and I hope you will agree that UC is the place to be.
My name is Santa Ono, and I am—and always will be—Proudly Cincinnati.