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Business and Finance News

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February 18, 2019

Michael Papadakis has been named Ohio State’s senior vice president of business and finance and chief financial officer.

Papadakis served as interim senior vice president and CFO for the past year. He joined the university as vice president and treasurer in 2011.

“Mike has been integral to the university’s financial strength and stability over the past few years,” said President Michael V. Drake. “As CFO, Mike’s primary focus will be on operational excellence and resource stewardship to fuel our academic mission.”

December 3, 2018

Ohio State used efficiencies, new resources and other initiatives to generate $47.6 million in direct benefits to our students in fiscal 2018, according to the university's progress report on the recommendations of the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education.

The task force issued recommendations in 2015 on topics ranging from operational excellence to textbook affordability

September 28, 2018

Well before 2020, Ohio State has already exceeded the university’s five-year goals for increased student financial aid and new resources generated through innovative partnerships. In addition, the university is on pace to surpass its efficiency goal by fiscal 2020.

Operational excellence and resource stewardship is a key element of the university’s Time and Change strategic plan.