Travel initiative launches

Ohio State University Travel OfficeThe university is launching a new travel initiative that will have short- and long-term benefits, Executive Vice President Provost Bruce A. McPheron and Senior Vice President and CFO Michael Papadakis announced today.

Starting Aug. 1, individuals traveling on university business must book their flights and car rentals through Ohio State’s travel partners. People may continue to directly arrange local flights within countries where booking through outside travel agencies is impractical.

Ohio State renewed its commitment to operational excellence and resource stewardship in the strategic plan, and this initiative reflects that focus. Effective operations ultimately benefit our academic mission, and universal use of these contracts will allow us to maximize negotiated benefits. In addition, the initiative will enable the university to better support travelers in the case of natural disasters or other emergencies.