Trustees approve Ohio State compliance office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees have approved the creation of a new office responsible for monitoring compliance with rules and regulations in the wake of its football program’s NCAA infractions scandal.

The office is a response to the scandal, which led to the resignation of coach Jim Tressel, but its oversight would apply to numerous departments, including athletics.

The university will begin creating the office over the next six to 12 months.

University Chief Financial Officer Geoff Chatas says a university-wide compliance office would help provide consistency among the university’s department-level compliance teams that make sure various regulations are followed.

University-wide compliance offices are a growing trend across the country.