University of Cincinnati’s president at a glance

University of Cincinnati’s 28th president, Santa Jeremy Ono, widely known by his Twitter name, PrezOno:

Born: Nov. 23, 1962, Vancouver, Canada, to Japanese parents.

Education: University of Chicago (B.A.); McGill University (Ph.D.).

Previous positions: various teaching, research and administrative positions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London; vice provost positions at Emory University; provost at University of Cincinnati.

Current positions: Serves as professor of pediatrics and professor of biology at UC; research interests include human immune system, ocular issues. Named president Oct. 23, 2012 after serving two months as interim president.

Family: Wife, Wendy; two daughters.


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