New UC president
1:07 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Interim UC President welcomes incoming students

University of Cincinnati classes begin Monday. Friday, interim President Santa Ono greeted the incoming first year class during Convocation.

Ono takes the helm from Gregory Williams who resigned suddenly Tuesday. Ono says the transition will be pretty seamless.

“Gregory Williams and I were very, very strong partners. We were a team. We wrote and created the academic master plan together. I intend to continue to support that. We’ve worked very hard and we will continue the momentum with that academic master plan, ‘UC 2019,”’ he says.

Ono says he's spoken with the former president but still doesn't know the reason for the unexpected departure.

UC is switching to a semester system. The university estimates fall enrollment at about 42,000 students.