COLUMBUS: A General Electric administrator will lead Ohio State University’s new office to monitor compliance with rules and regulations in the wake of its football program’s NCAA infractions scandal.
Gates Garrity-Rokous will begin work Monday in the university-wide compliance office created this year after the football memorabilia scandal that led to the resignation of coach Jim Tressel and an NCAA investigation.
The office is responsible for developing a compliance-monitoring program. Its oversight covers numerous departments, including athletics.
The school says the new compliance chief has 17 years of experience in the health care and financial services industries and has expertise in managing large-scale ethics and compliance programs. He recently headed the implementation of GE Capital America’s compliance program.