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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


Jim Smith
Elford, Inc.


Robert Tannous
Managing Partner
Porter Wright


Bill Jordan
Chief Growth Officer


Dr. David Harrison
Columbus State Community College

Executive Director

Pamela Bishop
Interim Executive Director
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

Immediate Past Chair

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

At-Large Executive Committee Member

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



Ted Adams
Grant Street Partners, LLC.


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

Gary Callicoat
Rusty Bucket Tavern & Restaurant

Joe Chenelle
Senior Managing Director, Ohio

Scott Griffin
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Growth
Lifestyle Communities

Andrew Hackett
Crane Investment Company

Joshua Harrison

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


Angela Neumann 
Managing Director, Family Wealth Services

Dianne Radigan
Former Vice President
Cardinal Health


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

Therace Risch 
Senior 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 | Private Client Advisor
Bank of America Private Bank

Skip Weiler
The Robert Weiler Company