OSU Probe Finds Professor Steered Contract To Her Private Business

Aug 30, 2019

Deborah Mitchell
Credit Ohio State University

Ohio State University's board of trustees is scheduled to vote today on whether to fire a marketing and logistics  professor who has worked for the school for 17 years. 

An investigation that began in 2017 found Deborah Mitchell steered a 1.6 million contract with the Ohio Department of Medicaid to her private company, Cypress Tree Corporation. Mitchell says the school is lying and  has the backing of three colleagues.