Debt Management

The debt management office is responsible for coordinating debt funding of university capital projects, including all health system projects. To accomplish this, the debt management office monitors Ohio State’s debt structure and financing conditions in the capital markets, leads the selection and supervision of investment bankers and trustees/paying agents, maintains investor relations and oversees relationships with bond counsel, financial providers and rating agencies, and manages the university’s liquidity on variable rate debt.


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January 20, 2023

Fitch Ratings has upgraded The Ohio State University's Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'AA+' from 'AA'. Fitch has also upgraded to 'AA+' the ratings on general receipt bonds issue by Ohio State. The 'F1+' rating on bonds supported by self-liquidity has been affirmed.

Debt Management Contacts

Jake Wozniak (bio)
VP of Financial Services and Innovation, Treasurer

Regina Wright
Debt Management Consultant

Kyle Gephart
Assistant Treasurer - Capital Finance

Sean Hassler
Senior Analyst - Debt

Kevin Markielowski
Senior Analyst - Strategic Planning

Garrett Patterson
Director, Debt Management &
Internal Bank