University of Cincinnati president is all a-Twitter

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Elevated suddenly into the presidency of Ohio’s second-largest university, Santa J. Ono hit the ground running — and tweeting.

Now in his second year leading the University of Cincinnati, Ono sometimes seems as if he’s everywhere — tossing out T-shirts at football games, surprising freshmen by helping them move into their dorms, setting up chairs for an evening student gathering. Interacting on social media around the clock furthers the perception.

In recent days, he used Twitter to provide updates on everything from how UC did on an annual national ranking of U.S. colleges to the score of the Bearcat rugby team’s victory.

He replied to a student on places to find the Cleveland Browns’ game on TV and to an anxious father on how his daughter could request a security escort late at night.

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