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The Purchasing Office is combined with the Accounts Payable and Travel Office. The purchasing function is decentralized with the majority of the vendor selection decisions being made at the department level. See "How to do business with Columbus State" for contact names and phone numbers for specific commodity types. The Purchasing Office generally handles the vendor selection of all furniture and large capital equipment purchases.

The Purchasing Department fax number is (614) 287-2545.

Name phone e-mail
Darrin Albaugh, Supervisor 614-287-2641
Cindy Klimek, Buyer 614-287-5600
Debbie Strain,  Purchasing/Accounts Payable 614-287-2443
Karen Miller, Travel/Employee Reimbursements


Shannon Dinkins, Accounts Payable

(614) 287-2421

Linda Merritt, Accounts Payable


Tonya Anderson-Russell, DX Accounts Payable