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Business and Finance News

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October 1, 2021

Leveraging its strong commitment to sustainability goals within its physical environment, Ohio State secured the University System of Ohio’s first green bond designation with the successful issuance of its $600 million Series 2021A bonds.

August 31, 2021

The Ohio State University names a new Chief Risk Officer Fitzroy ("Fitz") Smith, effective September 13, 2021. Fitz will lead the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, overseeing the university's operational and strategic risk management, international risk management, business continuity and insurance.

August 19, 2021

The Ohio State University stands on stable ground after an unprecedented year managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiscal year 2021, which ran from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, outperformed the previous fiscal year, driven primarily by strong investment performance, continued positive momentum at the health system and significant efficiency measures across the university.

Overall, the university’s response to the pandemic helped to preserve and protect its long-term fiscal health while continuing to invest in needed initiatives for the short term.