- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some of the expenses incurred in the search, from July 19 through Feb. 15, for new Ohio State University president Michael Drake, who assumes his duties on July 1:

- $14.88 in supplies for search committee meetings purchased at Target on Sept. 5.

- $75.69 for notepads purchased on Aug. 2.

- $223.36 for a welcome gift for Drake and his wife, Brenda Drake, on Jan. 10.

- $1,496.11 for a dinner at Columbus steakhouse Hyde Park for the presidential selection subcommittee on Jan. 11.

- $3,038.68 for lunch for the search committee’s inaugural meeting July 19.

- $35,646.96 for consulting services by retired Harvard education professor Richard Chait, whose duties included moderating the Aug. 30 symposium, billed on Sept. 4 and Jan. 11.

- $117,988.09 for one-day symposium on Aug. 30 titled “Who will lead America’s public universities in the 21st Century?” Expenses included $85,000 for a New York Times ad for the symposium; honoraria of $2,500 apiece for three speakers; and $2,990.50 to stream the event live.

- $186,713.90 for NetJets for flights to airports in Lincoln, Nebraska; Atlanta; and Santa Ana, California, in Orange County, for flights dating from Nov. 19 to Feb. 2.

- $231,291.78 for Dallas-based head-hunting firm R. William Funk & Associates, including a $200,000 basic fee and travel, support and administrative expenses, billed in increments from Sept. 15 to Feb. 15.


Source: Ohio State University

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