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Meet the man who controls the purse strings at Ohio State

May 01, 2019 - Columbus Business First (Ohio)
Board and Executive Moves

Mike Papadakis has always been a numbers kind of guy.

The newly appointed CFO of Ohio State University grew up in a family of scientists. His parents, both Greek immigrants who came to the U.S. in 1969, were chemists and his sister became a doctor.

But the Cleveland native decided in high school that he wanted to be an accountant.

"I didn't want to be a scientist, didn't want to be an engineer," Papadakis said. "They were pushing for me to be a chemist or be in the sciences, bu...