Home construction magnate to head Ohio State board


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University trustees have voted to select the head of one of the country's biggest home construction businesses to lead the board for the next two years.

Robert Schottenstein takes on his new job after chairing a trustee committee that led the university's response to the Ohio State football team's memorabilia scandal.

The board voted Friday to promote Schottenstein, board chairman, chief executive officer and president of M/I Homes, Inc.

He replaces current chairman Les Wexner, the billionaire chairman and founder of Limited Brands and a major donor to the university.

Former Gov. Bob Taft appointed Schottenstein to the board in 2005.

Trustees approve major spending at the university and with the input of university president Gordon Gee shape Ohio State's programs and policies.