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April 27, 2024 - 鶹ýӳ proudly installed its first permanent female president, Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, on Friday, April 26.

Dr. Short-Thompson is the seventh president in 鶹ýӳ’s history and was welcomed into office during the investiture ceremony in Truist Arena at the Highland Heights campus. Dr. Short-Thompson shared her vision for the future of 鶹ýӳ, a place she calls home.

“I am ecstatic to return home to 鶹ýӳ, where my professional journey began, and to give back to the people and place that invested so fully in me,” says the new President. “鶹ýӳ’s values of excellence, engagement, student-centeredness, and belonging are deep in me and I am eager to serve alongside 鶹ýӳ’s talented faculty, staff, students and alumni to lead this great institution forward. I love 鶹ýӳ and believe that it is entirely fitting that my first and final positions will behere.”

The investiture ceremony was a momentous occasion, symbolizing not only the official beginning of Dr. Short-Thompson’s tenure as president but also 鶹ýӳ’s continued commitment to excellence in education for our students, faculty and staff.

“After a few months getting to know the job, the ceremony was the opportunity to let others see

the university through her unique lens,” said Rich Boehne, Chair of the Boards of Regents. “The university’s community is immense, diverse and rapidly evolving, but the president sets the tone and establishes the pace. Her voice is the first that’s heard on matters of mission and strategy and the last voice that’s heard when results are measured and progress is assessed. The investiture ceremony marks the official time the president accepts the weight of the role and begins to write the next chapter of the 鶹ýӳ adventure story.”

鶹ýӳ extends its warmest congratulations to Dr. Short-Thompson and looks forward to a bright and prosperous future under her guidance.

About 鶹ýӳ: 鶹ýӳ is an entrepreneurial state university of more than 15,000 students on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. Ranked in the top 50 out of 400 universities nationwide by The Wall Street Journal for exceptional value, we are a regionally engaged university committed to delivering an innovative, student-centered education. We empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, while contributing to the economic, civic and social vitality of the region. For more information, visit .

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