Transition in the Graduate School

Patrick S. Osmer — August 27, 2015


Dear Members of the Ohio State graduate community,

I am writing to let you know that I will be stepping down as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, effective August 31. I will return to the faculty in the Department of Astronomy and my scientific activities. In this capacity, I will act as a senior adviser to the leadership of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project and the consortium that was instrumental in developing the original project and now is focused on enabling science with LSST.

The LSST is the highest priority, large national project in ground-based astronomy for the 2010-2020 decade. The project is being funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and private sources. The project’s headquarters are in Tucson and the telescope will be located in Chile.

It has been a privilege to work with you to strengthen graduate education at Ohio State. Thank you for your support during my nine years as vice provost and dean.


Pat Osmer


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