OSU President's Search Costing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

Nov 7, 2013

The search for the next president of Ohio State University is projected to cost more than 300 thousand dollars.

A third of that comes from expenses for a one-day forum on the state of the college presidency. The university has paid its search firm about 151 thousand dollars to date with a final payment of at least 67 thousand due when the search ends.The bill for the university's Aug. 30 "Symposium on the University Presidency" was 117 thousand dollars including hotel and travel costs for participants, appearance fees and 96 thousand in advertising. University spokesperson Gary Lewis says no tax or tuition dollars were spent on the event.