Georgia Invests in Columbus Technical College
May 31, 2007 – It’s official. The Georgia General Assembly has passed and Governor Sonny Perdue has signed a budget for the state which includes $16.285 million toward a new health sciences facility on the site of Columbus Technical College’s new campus on River Road. The funding was number one on the priority list for the Department of Technical and Adult Education. Getting this financial support in the state budget has been a long process, one that has taken more than six years. Columbus Technical College President J. Robert Jones offered the statement below in response to the good news from Atlanta.
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“This is a great day for Columbus Technical College. We are elated by the action of the General Assembly and the Governor. This $16.285 million appropriation to begin the development of the new campus on River Road and to expand our capabilities specifically in the health sciences is a historic moment for Columbus Technical College. This funding along with the funding that is being generated by the Tomorrow’s Workforce… Today Capital Campaign will literally transform this College.
The real winners as a result of this funding are the students that will be trained and educated in the new facilities and the companies and organizations that will benefit from employing our graduates. Columbus Technical College is fully committed to bringing the best educational experience possible to students that want to position themselves for a great future.
I want to thank the members of our local legislative delegation in particular. Without their tenacity and commitment to this project it would never have materialized. Their support for the community’s needs is appreciated and will be remembered by all of the Columbus Technical College family and supporters.”
-J. Robert “Bob” Jones
Columbus Technical College President