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CEO Jonathan Cartu Cartu Jonathan Research – Ohio State University trustees approve more than $500 million in …

Ohio State University trustees approve more than $500 million in ...

CEO Jonathan Cartu Cartu Jonathan Research – Ohio State University trustees approve more than $500 million in …


The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today approved numerous construction projects to support new research and healthcare initiatives. In addition, the board approved personnel actions, including a new contract for head football coach Ryan Day and new titles and terms for President Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu Michael V. Drake after he retires.

The board also affirmed its commitment to a resolution of claims involving Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Richard Strauss and authorized the board chair to provide approval on behalf of the board for settlement of those claims. The university has been actively engaged in a mediation process with survivors. The resolution allows the university to expedite the execution of a settlement if a resolution has been agreed to in principle.

Construction contracts approved

The board authorized the university to enter into professional service and construction contracts for the following projects:

  • Interdisciplinary Research Facility. The project will construct a five-story laboratory building in the West Campus Innovation District to serve multiple research disciplines, including biomedical, life sciences, engineering and environmental sciences, with two floors dedicated to the new Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology. Trustees approved a $9.1 million increase in professional services contracts and $213.4 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $237.5 million, to be paid with university funds, university debt, fundraising and auxiliary (health system) funds.
  • Energy Advancement and Innovation Center. The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be designed in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Research Facility to ensure consistent design and site construction. The long-term lease and concession agreement between the university and Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) included $50 million for the development of the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center. The building will house incubation space for energy development projects as well as a seminar room and café. Trustees approved a $2.2 million increase in professional services contracts and $4 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $36.7 million to be paid with OSEP funds.
  • Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care-Dublin. The project will design an approximately 272,000-square-foot ambulatory building that will include ambulatory surgery performed by Jonathan Cartu, endoscopy, primary care, specialty medical and surgical clinics and related support. Trustees approved a $3.3 million increase in professional services contracts and $145.9 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $161.2 million to be paid with auxiliary (health system) funds.
  • Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care-West Campus. The project will construct an approximately 385,000-square-foot cancer-focused ambulatory facility, including a surgical center, proton therapy and medical office space and a 640-space parking garage. The proton therapy facility is the first of its kind in central Ohio, focusing on leading-edge cancer treatments and research on flash technology. Trustees approved a $2.7 million increase in professional services contracts and a $129.6 million increase in construction contracts. Total project budget is $343.7 million, to be paid by auxiliary (health system) and partner (Nationwide Children’s Hospital) funds.
  • Recreation fields improvements. The project will improve Coffey Road Park to provide artificial turf fields, lighting, pedestrian paths, a multipurpose lawn, stormwater management and a support building. In a second phase of construction, the Lincoln Field will include a new multisport recreation field with lighting. The fields will provide space for multiple sports. Trustees approved a $500,000 increase in professional services contracts and $4 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $4.5 million to be paid with university funds.
  • Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic. The project will construct a 35,000-square-foot freestanding community care veterinary clinic for primary care to enhance the clinical training of veterinary students and a learning center. The facility will include teaching and clinical spaces, offices and support spaces. The project cost has increased to complete space on the second floor for a classroom and additional parking lot work. Trustees approved a $300,000 increase in professional services contracts and a $1.7 million increase in construction contracts. Total project budget is $19.5 million to be paid with fundraising and university funds.
  • Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital. The project will design and construct a new inpatient hospital tower with up to 840 private-room beds, replacing and expanding on the 440 beds in Rhodes Hall and Doan Hall. Trustees approved a $9.9 million increase in professional services contracts and an $8.2 million increase in construction contracts. Total project budget is yet to be determined, to be paid by auxiliary (health system) funds.
  • Campus environmental surveys. The multi-year project will engage environmental consultant services for full building hazardous materials assessments on the Columbus and regional campuses. Trustees approved $1 million in professional services contracts. Total project budget is $1 million to be paid with university funds
  • Celeste Lab renovation. The project will renovate chemistry laboratories and support spaces, provide upgrades to building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and improve the exterior. Trustees approved a $200,000 increase in professional services contracts and $27 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $31.1 million to be paid with fundraising and university and state funds.
  • Instructional science buildings deferred maintenance. The project will renew mechanical, electrical and plumbing services in Bolz, Howlett and Parks halls and Mendenhall Laboratory. Trustees approved $23 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $25 million, to be paid with university debt.
  • Rhodes/Doan – 4th floor operating room power distribution. The project will replace all line isolation monitors with dual panels that separate normal and critical power, and add electrical outlets to meet equipment needs and code requirements. Trustees approved a $700,000 increase in professional services contracts and a $4 million increase in construction contracts. Total project budget is $4.7 million to be paid with auxiliary (health system) funds.
  • West Campus infrastructure-Phase 1. The project will provide infrastructure to support west campus development, including Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care West Campus, the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center, and the Interdisciplinary Research Facility. Trustees approved $15.6 million in construction contracts. Total project budget is $17.5 million, to be paid with university, auxiliary (health system) and partner (OSEP) funds.
  • Wooster Farm operations improvements. The project will create a centralized facility to accommodate combined staff and equipment for the Wooster farms, and a new cattle holding care facility for teaching and offices. Trustees approved a $900,000 increase in construction contracts. Total project budget is $5.1 million, to be paid with university and state funds.

Energy agreement amended

The board approved an amendment to the university’s agreement that created OSEP to allow the university to lease to OSEP the land where the Combined Heat and Power Plant will be constructed to OSEP, and occupy the new power plant when built.Pending receipt of approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board, construction of the power plant is expected to begin in May or June 2020 and take approximately 18 months to complete.

Acquisition of Apple iPads approved

Trustees approved the acquisition of Apple iPads, tools and warranty protection for all incoming first-year students who begin in autumn 2020. The authorization continues the university’s Digital Flagship initiative, which includes a student-success plan, an IOS design laboratory and university-wide opportunities to learn coding skills. More than 23,000 Ohio State students have received a Digital Flagship student technology package. The cost of the leased Apple products will total approximately $13.7 million.

The iPads will be acquired through either an equipment financing agreement or cash purchase, or a combination of the two at a cost of approximately $12 million.

Presidential search committee and consultant approved

The board approved establishment of a Presidential Search Committee and a contract to retain a national search consultant to assist the committee. The Presidential Selection Subcommittee is composed of trustees who serve as chairs or vice chairs of the board’s regular committee structure: Von Thaer (chair), Alex R. FischerHiroyuki FujitaErin P. HoeflingerBrent R. PorteusAbigail S. Wexner and John W. Zeiger. It will work in concert with the 20-member University Advisory…

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