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Ohio State University names new treasurer

The Ohio State University has appointed vice president for financial services. Michael Papadakis, an experienced financial manager, will lead the university's Office of Financial Services and serve as the university treasurer. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective June 13.

Tom Johnson, who has been serving in the leadership role within financial services, will focus on Student Financial Services.

Papadakis joins the university at a time when state support and appropriations are expected to remain flat. He will report directly to Geoffrey Chatas, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Ohio State.

"The university is fortunate to have attracted Mike to manage its Financial Services area," said Chatas. "He is a bright, creative, strategic, and resourceful financial leader who brings cutting-edge treasury management practices to the position."
In the position, Papadakis will be responsible for overall leadership of the university’s Financial Services office including treasury management, the bursar’s office, and risk management. He will be responsible for investing cash balances; formulating funding strategies; negotiating and structuring capital markets transactions; liquidity and capital planning management; debt management; risk management and insurance; student financial services, and accounts receivable billing and collection.

Papadakis joins the university with a strong track record in corporate business and finance. Since 2004, he has served as a director for KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., a full service corporate and investment bank, focused primarily on business development and management of the company’s energy group. Earlier in his career, he served as a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen LLP in the Financial Valuation Services Group. He also worked as a senior consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP on their corporate tax team.

Papadakis earned his MBA in finance and international business at the Fisher College of Business in 2004. He continues to be involved with Fisher as part of the MBA Student Mentoring Program. Papadakis earned his B.A. in accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 64,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), a major medical center, 14 colleges, 80 centers, and 170 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.