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The Grants Office is located on the first floor of the 730 E. Long Street in room 105.Hari (Anita) Ruiz,earned two master's degrees from The Ohio State University: a master's in environmental science and management and a master's in landscape architecture. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland.
Prior to coming to Columbus State, she worked for 10 years at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with the 314 (Clean Lakes) and 319 (Nonpoint Source Pollution) grant programs and pass through funding for two Ohio areawide planning agencies. With Ohio EPA as both a grantee (with competitive funding from U.S. EPA) and grantor (to grant applicants throughout Ohio), Hari brings grant project oversight experience as well as the unique perspective of a grantor to her work at Columbus State.
In addition to learning about the College's programs, Hari enjoys coordinating grant workshops and working with grant project staff. She also relishes combining her knowledge of grants and the environment with her passion for environmental sustainability to address the College's sustainability needs. Her top five strengths, as determined by Gallup, Inc., are: strategic, developer, individualization, futuristic, and learner.
Location: Long Street Building, Rm. 105