The most expensive project was the completion of Jefferson Hall renovations, which started in fall 2015.
Ohio University stayed busy with administrative shake-ups this summer.
OU President Duane Nellis, in his first year, will earn the third-highest university salary, behind only Saul Phillips and Frank Solich.
Patton has worked as OU’s assistant dean of students since 2014.
Benoit will start her new position July 1, and the university will undergo a national search for a new executive vice president and provost.
Duane Nellis and Steve Patterson are just a few officials students should know in Athens.
Duane Nellis was named the 21st president of OU, Bill Clinton visited Athens and 70 students and community members were arrested for demonstrating in Baker Center.
More than 20 women accused Ailes of sexual harassment last year, and as a result, his name was taken off of a WOUB newsroom in September.
After a months-long investigation, the Athens Major Crimes Unit arrested two Columbus men in The Plains and charged them with several felony drug charges each.