COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus State Community College will receive $440,498 in state funds for technology upgrades thanks to final approval by a state board, according to state Rep. Michael Stinziano.
Without comment, the State Controlling Board on Monday voted to release the funds that will benefit Columbus State and its students and faculty.
“Community colleges – like Columbus State Community College – lead the nation in serving nontraditional students and helping them achieve a quality and low-cost college education as well as helping students to be prepared for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat.
“These much needed funds will go a long way towards helping Columbus State fulfill its mission,” Stinziano said.
According to state records, the technology upgrade project will allow Columbus State to improve its existing information technology system by replacing outdated, no longer supported infrastructure and equipment.
These upgrades will permit the College to develop a robust IT system that can offer our students the technologically advanced experience they expect from a Higher Education Institution representing the State of Ohio, according to state records.
In order to achieve this goal Columbus State must upgrade its wireless infrastructure, network infrastructure, server environment, lab and staff computers, audiovisual equipment, and regional telephony infrastructure, according to state records.
Made up of six state lawmakers and a representative of the governor’s office, the Controlling Board has the final say over some of the state’s larger spending requests.