The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) comprises 10 distinct units and nearly 700 employees. Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Mike Green works closely with the president and provost as he provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of the university's administrative functions and services, and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. DFA leaders collaborate across the university to ensure that OSU’s resources, infrastructure and services are aligned with the university’s teaching, research and engagement mission.

    DFA Units List


    DFA Mission, Values and Strategic Direction 


    The division’s priorities and projects are driven by our Framework for Success and its three main elements—the DFA guiding principles, key performance indicators and division-wide and unit metrics.  Together with the university’s strategic plan, these elements determine the division's strategic direction, priorities and projects, which, in turn, directly advance SP4.0 actions.

    Built on the foundation of OSU’s core values—accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility—the DFA Framework for Success allows for an open and collaborative culture  where everyone can use a common language to contribute their expertise and ideas.

    The primary goal of all DFA units is to support OSU’s mission and the success of students, faculty and staff. That’s why we say the DFA is ensuring success every day!

    For more information about the division, please contact the VPFA Office.


    Division of Finance and Administration Units 


    Budget & Resource Planning

    Controller's Units 

    DFA Information Technology

    Environmental Health & Safety

    Insurance and Risk Management

    Procurement, Contracts & Materials Management

    • Accounts Payable
    • Campus Recycling
    • Contract Services
    • Procurement and E-Procurement
    • Surplus Property

      Project Portfolio Management Office

      Public Safety / OSU Police

      • Emergency Preparedness

      University Facilities, Infrastructure & Operations

      • Capital Planning
      • Capital Project Delivery
      • Facilities Services
      • Leasing and Strategic Real Property Management
      • Space Management
      • Transportation Services 
      • University Land Use Planning

      University Human Resources

      Vice President’s Office