Brian Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, delivered this year’s keynote at the ceremony.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rain didn’t stop thousands of graduates from being recognized Sunday during Ohio State University’s the beginning of spring.
More than 12,200 degrees were handed out as students walked across the stage at Ohio Stadium wearing caps and gowns.
Ohio State President Christina Johnson, who announced in November that she will step down at the end of the school year, presided over the ceremony.
In November, Johnson wrote his resignation letter:
“Since I arrived at Ohio State University in August 2020, we have been able to accomplish so much, on so many different fronts, despite significant adversity, including the COVID-19 pandemic,” Johnson said in a university release. “I am very proud of everything we have achieved together. It has been an honor to work at this incredible university, and it has been an honor to work in this brilliant, dedicated and passionate community.”
This year’s commencement address was delivered by Brian Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). According to website.
The total number of degrees and certificates awarded is as follows:
Higher school — 2,505
College of Arts and Sciences — 3,712
Fisher College of Business — 1,633
Education and human ecology – 674
Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences | School of Environment and Natural Resources of the Agricultural and Technical Institute – 482
Michael Moritz College of Law – 188
John Glenn College of Public Affairs – 86
Veterinary medicine – 164