Aug 26, 2016

Columbia State Welcomes Steve Hill As New Foundation Board Member

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Aug. 26, 2016) - - - The Columbia State Community College Foundation is pleased to announce Steve Hill of Lawrence County as a new board member.

Hill, RE/MAX Pros realtor and co-chair of the Lawrence County Economic and Community Development Board, is a Columbia State alumnus. Hill has been a dairy farmer and has served in Lawrence County government for 18 years, including time as county mayor.

Patrick Gilbert, Foundation Board chair, recently welcomed Hill at an orientation luncheon for new board members.

"The Foundation is important to the success of Columbia State and Hill will bring his individual talent to the collective work of the board," Gilbert said.

Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president emphasized that "the partnership between the Foundation and the College is a bridge for building connections with individuals and organizations."

Columbia State Foundation Board members serve three-year terms and represent leaders from across the nine-county service area. The Foundation's mission is to support and partner with Columbia State to positively impact our communities and student success through the maintenance and enhancement of resources. This is achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management.

Steve Hill
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Steve Hill, RE/MAX Pros realtor and co-chair of the Lawrence County Economic and Community Development Board.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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