Stinziano: Columbus State to Receive $922,353 for Tech Upgrade

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus State Community College will receive more than $900,000 from the state to help upgrade technology on campus, state Rep. Michael Stinziano said.

"This project will allow Columbus State to improve its existing information technology system by replacing outdated, no longer supported, infrastructure and equipment and I’m  pleased that the college is getting the funds it needs," said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat.  "These upgrades will permit the College to develop a robust IT system that can offer its students the technologically advanced experience they expect from one of the state's premier community colleges."

Without comment, on Monday the State Controlling Board released $922,353 to the college for a technology upgrade project.

According to state records, Columbus State will upgrade its wireless infrastructure, network infrastructure, server environment, lab and staff computers, audio visual equipment, and regional telephony infrastructure. In addition to enhancing the IT environment the college will also realize maintenance/support cost savings. The project also includes upgrades to existing space to develop emporium learning laboratories and learning innovation center student space across campus.

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 projects.