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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 $300,000 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

Robert Tannous
Managing Partner
Porter Wright

VICE CHAIR

Bill Jordan
Chief Growth Officer
DSW

Treasurer

Bill Jordan
Chief Growth Officer
DSW

Secretary

Dr. David Harrison
President
Columbus State Community College

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT

Katy Trombitas
Vice President of Advancement
Columbus State Foundation

Deputy Treasurer

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

Board of Trustees Ex Officio

Jim Fowler
Chief Information Officer
Nationwide

Immediate Past Chair

Jim Smith
CEO
Elford, Inc.

At-Large Executive Committee Member

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

Directors

 

Ted Adams
Co-Founder, Chairman
Grant Street Partners, LLC.

 

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

 

Andrew Hackett
President
Crane Investment Company

Joshua Harrison
President
Improving

Keith B. Key
President and Chief Executive officer
KBK Enterprises

 

Carlene Lule 
Vice President and Communications Manager
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

 

David Miller
President & Chief Operating Officer
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Jonathan Moody
Chief Executive Officer
Moody Nolan

 

Therace Risch 
Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer
American Electric Power

 

Samuel Stephens
Senior Vice President, SOX Director
The Huntington National Bank


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

Marcellus Upshaw
Senior Vice President
Bank of America 

Skip Weiler
President
The Robert Weiler Company