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Business and Finance News
Ohio State has named Scott Osborne to the ongoing role of vice president of economic and corporate engagement.
Osborne has led the Corporate Engagement Office as interim vice president since August 2018. CEO focuses on strategic partnerships, technology commercialization, new ventures, Smart Cities and economic development.
A new analysis shows that The Ohio State University generates $15.2 billion annually in economic impact for the state of Ohio – which equates to more than $1.735 million in economic impact every hour.
Ohio State’s research enterprise, medical complex, construction projects, athletics events and status as Ohio’s fourth-largest employer combined in fiscal year 2018 to support more than 123,000 jobs across Ohio. Putting that in context: One in every 57 jobs in the state is directly or indirectly supported or sustained by the university.
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.”