Newspapers in Cincinnati and Vancouver are reporting that the University of Cincinnati's president, Santa J. Ono, will today be named president of the University of British Columbia, one of Canada's top research universities. Ono has been popular on campus, even amid controversies, and is known for having a major following on Twitter. In fact, his Twitter activity might have added to speculation about his next move, as one local blog noted that Ono recently started following many people and organizations with ties to the University of British Columbia. UBC has been searching for a new president since the departure last year of Arvind Gupta. Many faculty members liked his agenda and blamed the board for his departure after a short tenure.
A move to UBC would be something of a homecoming for Ono. His University of Cincinnati biography notes that he was born in Vancouver.
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