Columbus State to Get More Than $472,000 for Tech Upgrades

COLUMBUS, Ohio – “Columbus State Community College will get more than $472,000 for technology upgrades that the college says are critical to help students, thanks to State Controlling Board approval Monday,” state Representative Michael Stinziano (D – Columbus) says. 

Without comment, the State Controlling Board approved Monday the release of $472,405 to Columbus State for the upgrades, which include wireless infrastructure, computers and other equipment. 

"Technology has become an inseparable part of our lives, and the impact of technology on higher education is no different," said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat. "I'm pleased that Columbus State will have the resources it needs to provide an education to students that is effective and up-to-date." 

These upgrades will provide students with the "technologically advanced experience" they expect from a state institution of higher education, Columbus State said in papers filed with the board. 

Among the investments planned for the funds are the purchase of computers, renovation of the Center for Technology building to house a state of the art multimedia development center, and additional projects. 

Made up of six state lawmakers and a representative of the governor's office, the State Controlling Board has the final say over some of the state's larger spending projects.