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About Us

About Us

Founded in 1982, the Columbus State Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with members of the community to secure resources to advance the mission, educational opportunities, and services for the students of Columbus State Community College. The Foundation focuses efforts on funding scholarships, investing in academic programs, and enhancing the student experience and student success at Columbus State.

The work of the Columbus State Foundation helps empower individuals to change their lives while building a future-ready workforce for our community and a brighter, more prosperous outlook for our shared future.

The Foundation administers more than 200 scholarships and provide more than $200,000 in aid each year. In addition to scholarship support, the Foundation raises funds for programs and projects that enrich the Columbus State experience and open new opportunities for the campus and community.

 

Board of Directors

Chair

Lana Hillebrand
Executive Vice President &
Chief Administrative Officer
American Electric Power

Vice Chair

Jim Smith
CEO
Elford, Inc.

Treasurer

Bill Jordan
Executive Vice President &
Chief Administrative Officer
DSW

Secretary

Dr. David Harrison
President
Columbus State Community College

Executive Director

Pam Bishop
Executive Director
Columbus State Foundation

Deputy Treasurer

Aletha Shipley
Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer
Columbus State Community College

Board of Trustees Ex Officio

Dr. Richard Rosen
Founder, Indigo Strategies LLC

Immediate Past Chair

Keith B. Key
President and CEO
KBK Enterprises

Directors

Rosetta Brown
President/CEO
R.H. Brown & Company, LLC.
Global Security & Logistics, LLC.

Gary Callicoat
President
Rusty Bucket Tavern & Restaurant

Joe Chenelle
Senior Managing Director, Ohio
Accenture

Brian Ferrier
Regional Vice President of Operations
Giant Eagle

Scott Griffin
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Growth
Lifestyle Communities

Andrew Hackett
President
Crane Investment Company

Valoria Hoover
Valoria Hoover Law Offices, Inc.

Anne Lopez-Walton 
Financial Analyst 
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.

David Miller
President & Chief Operating Officer
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Angela Neumann 
Executive Director
JP Morgan

David Rife
Assistant Vice President & General Manager
White Castle System Inc

Greg Tacchetti
Senior Vice President | Chief Information & Strategy Officer
State Auto Insurance Companies

Robert Tannous
Managing Partner
Porter Wright

Marcellus Upshaw
Senior Client Advisor
Huntington Bank

Skip Weiler
President
The Robert Weiler Company

Emeritus Director:
Rick Sellers
Sellers & Associates