Miami University’s new president has busy first day

Miami University’s 22nd president will be meeting school staffers and students at the school’s main and regional campuses today.

Today marks Greg Crawford's first day as president of the university that is Butler County's largest employer, with nearly 3,300 full-time employees at its main Oxford campus, and Hamilton and Middletown campuses.

He succeeds David Hodge, who officially retired Thursday.

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Today includes coffee meet and greet sessions with the new president and his wife, Renate, at Miami’s regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton.

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Faculty and staff are welcome to say hello from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the Johnston Hall lobby at Miami Middletown or from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. in the Jack Rhodes study area of Mosler Hall at Miami Hamilton.

The Crawfords also invite faculty, staff and students to a casual meet and greet at 4 p.m. today in the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion on the Oxford campus.

This evening, the Crawfords plan to experience treasured traditions at the school’s main Oxford campus. They will visit the sundial, the university seal, the Hub, Upham Arch and Slant Walk.

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