Wexner Honored With Medical Center Renaming

Les Wexner(Photo: OSU)
Les Wexner(Photo: OSU)

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.

OSU trustees also voted Friday to rename the university’s medical center in honor of Limited Brands founder and longtime university supporter Les Wexner.

The announcement Friday came almost exactly a year after Wexner donated $100 million to the medical center, one of the largest such gifts ever to a public university.

Wexner also helped fund the Wexner Center for the Arts, named for his father.

The medical center will now be known as the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University.

Wexner has donated more than $200 million to Ohio State and helped raise hundreds of millions more.