Ohio State University to submit to audit if proposal passes


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University would let the state’s auditor review its operations should lawmakers give his office the explicit authority to review the performance of state colleges and universities.

State Auditor Dave Yost must audit the performance of at least four state agencies every two years. One of those would have to be a public two- or four-year college if pending legislation passes.

An Ohio State spokesman says it would submit to the audit if that happens.

The university says such an audit aligns with its goal of generating $400 million over five years by streamlining operations and tapping new resources.

Officials say the audit would probably focus on areas including information technology systems and support, fleet management and food service.

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