Ohio State University would let the state auditor review its operations if lawmakers give him the explicit authority to review the performance of state colleges and universities.
Republican David Yost must audit the performance of at least four state agencies every two years. One of those must be a public two- or four-year college, if pending legislation passes. An Ohio State spokesperson says such an audit aligns with its goal of generating 400 million dollars over five years by streamlining operations and tapping new resources. The spokesperson says the audit would probably focus on areas including information technology systems and support, fleet management and food service.