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The Ohio State University

Dr. Javaune Adams-GastonDr. Javaune Adams-GastonFounded in 1870, The Ohio State University is Ohio’s fl agship and land-grant university with campuses across the state. Ohio State’s Columbus campus, home to more than 58,000 students, is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. Seeking to solve problems of worldwide significance, Ohio State is guided by four core goals: teaching and learning; research and innovation; outreach and engagement; and resource stewardship.

Vice President Javaune Adams-Gaston, affectionately known as “Dr. J,” leads the Office of Student Life, comprised of 1,101 full-time staff and 5,549 part-time staff members across a host of departments including Buckeye Careers, the Center for the Study of Student Life, housing and residence life, the Ohio Union, the Student Advocacy Center, and the Younkin Success Center, to name a few.

When informed about Ohio State’s inclusion on this year’s list, Adams-Gaston shared, “In the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University, our vision is to create an extraordinary experience for every student at our institution … and we know this starts with providing an exceptional and supportive
environment for our extraordinary staff . I could not be more proud that we have been included among such distinguished company on the list of Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.”

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