College of Public Health Surpasses Goal in But for Ohio State Campaign, Increasing Support for Students and Improving Lives


The College of Public Health recently raised $9,802,439 during the But for Ohio State capital campaign, surpassing our goal by more than $500,000. The funds raised support education, research and community engagement, allowing faculty and students to make an impact in public health both locally and internationally. 

Many of the generous gifts from donors will support our students through scholarship funds, such as the William O. Cleverley Scholarship, which directly benefits students studying in the top-ranked Health Services Management & Policy division of the college.

“The Cleverley Scholarship enabled me to fully immerse myself in my studies and get the most out of what the College of Public Health’s MHA program had to offer, without having to worry about finances,” said Amine Dahab MHA ‘16, 2015 Cleverley Scholar.

In addition to scholarships, money raised from the campaign supports students and faculty who conduct research, participate in field practice placements and work in service learning opportunities in communities.

Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, director of the Veterinary Public Health Program, leads the Farm to Table Program which teaches students about integrated food systems in exporting countries. 

"Our health starts with the food we consume,” said Hoet. “Today, a large portion of our food comes from a very extensive worldwide network. The Global Health Fund from our College has allowed me to train the future generation of public health experts on food safety and security and about where our food is coming from. Without this financial support, our students would not have the opportunity to be exposed to the complexity and demands of these global food systems. Experiences like this change their professional perspective and future career paths."

The But for Ohio State campaign was the largest capital campaign in OhioState's history,  raising more than $3 billion dollars from over 750,000 members of Buckeye Nation.

Thanks to our donors, the College of Public Health is protecting and improving the health of individuals, families, communities and populations. If you would like to make a gift to support this important work, click here.  


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 19th among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, and also includes the top 10-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice, and the NCI-funded Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS).