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David Crago appointed provost/vice president of academic affairs

Feb 14, 2012


Ohio Northern University President Daniel DiBiasio has announced the appointment of David Crago as the provost/vice president of academic affairs effective immediately. Crago is the dean of Ohio Northern’s Pettit College of Law and has served as the interim vice president of academic affairs for the past two years.

Crago will continue to serve as dean of the College of Law until July 1, 2012. Steve Veltri, professor of law, will then become interim dean of the College of Law, and a search for a permanent new dean will begin next fall.

“Mr. Crago is a proven academic leader and a good fiscal steward,” said DiBiasio. “He values the academic mission of ONU and is committed to sustaining and enhancing academic quality and excellence. Mr. Crago’s appointment brings additional continuity and a sense of institutional history to the senior management team.”

Crago joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1991 and became dean of the college in January 2001. Prior to joining the faculty, he spent more than 14 years in private practice with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Murphey, Young & Smith in Columbus, Ohio, where he specialized in business and commercial litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and a fellow in the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Crago is an active leader in the State Bar Association, serving on several committees and chairing the OSBA’s Commission on Judicial Campaign Advertising and Monitoring Committee from 2002 through 2011.

 In 2007, the OSBA awarded Crago with the Legal Education Committee Award, given to the law professor who has contributed the most to Ohio law and the Ohio bar. Crago was recognized for his contribution to the OSBA, the lawyers of Ohio and the public for his leadership on the OSBA Judicial Campaign Advertising and Monitoring Committee.

 Crago earned his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Duke University and his Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Michigan.