Joseph A. Alutto

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Joseph A. Alutto
President of the
Ohio State University
In office
July 3, 2013[1] – June 29, 2014
Preceded by Gordon Gee
Personal details
Born 1941
Alma mater Manhattan College
University of Illinois
Cornell University

Joseph Anthony Alutto (born 1941) served two terms as interim president of Ohio State University located in Columbus, Ohio. He was formerly the dean of Ohio State's Max M. Fisher College of Business.

Alutto was the first member of his family to go to college. During his years at Manhattan College, he drove trucks and worked at a grocery store and a chemical company to pay for his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1962.[2][3] After that he pursued his Master's in industrial relations at the University of Illinois and finished a Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Cornell University. He has worked to become a business management expert. From 1976 to 1990, he served as the Dean of the SUNY-Buffalo School of Management. He also served as the President of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business-The International Association for Management Education from October 1996 - June 1998. In 1991, he was appointed to be the dean of Ohio State's Max M. Fisher College of Business.

On April 30, 2007, Alutto became an interim executive vice president and provost and succeeded Barbara R. Snyder, who became president of Case Western Reserve University on July 1, 2007. He was responsible for the administration, coordination, and development of all academic functions of the university. After the retirement of Karen Holbrook on June 30, 2007, he was appointed to become the interim president of Ohio State University. He served until Gordon Gee assumed the presidency on October 1, 2007.

On June 4, 2013, it was announced that as of July 1, 2013, Alutto would serve as interim president of The Ohio State University following the retirement of E. Gordon Gee. He was succeeded as president on June 30, 2014, by President Michael V. Drake.

Alutto is also a Director of Nationwide Financial Services, M/I Homes, and United Retail Group.


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Preceded by
Karen A. Holbrook
Ohio State University President
2007-07-01–2007-09-30 (interim acting)
Succeeded by
Gordon Gee