Brutus Buckeye leads a group of cheerleaders in Ohio Stadium.

Alumni Homecoming Celebration

This annual event welcomes alumni back to campus during Ohio State's Homecoming week for dinner, scholarship and celebration.

Honoring Dean/Director William L. MacDonald

William L. MacDonald, PhD, will celebrate and conclude his 20 years as dean/director of the Newark campus on June 30, 2024. In addition to serving as the guest speaker, he was recognized for his numerous accomplishments during the Homecoming dinner. 

Dean MacDonald began his career at Ohio State Newark in 1992 as an assistant professor of sociology and has since served in a variety of roles, including honors director, assistant academic dean, academic dean, and dean/director. From 2010-2019, while retaining his role as dean/director of Ohio State Newark, he served as executive dean of the regional campuses. He has led or co-led several successful campaigns for the improvement of the Newark campus, won numerous awards and published articles in a variety of scholarly journals. Dean MacDonald enjoys working to sustain the collaboration of Ohio State Newark, Central Ohio Technical College and the community to expand access to higher education and to continually improve the student experience.  

William MacDonald