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Student Support Services

About Student Support Services (SSS)

The goal of the Student Support Services Program at Columbus State is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. Eligible participants in the program will have the opportunity to receive one to one advisement on a regular basis, access to tutoring, mentoring and many other academic related support services. SSS is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals, “Let SSS become a vital part of your academic success here at Columbus State.”

The Student Support Services Program is a federally funded grant program serving the eligible Columbus State Community College population. SSS is part of the federally funded TRIO Programs, for more information on the TRIO Programs please visit


Services provided by SSS:

  • Academic Advising
  • Tutorial Services
  • Mentoring Program
  • Career and Personal Advising
  • Assistance in locating financial aid sources and scholarships
  • Opportunities to participate in cultural and educational enrichment activities
  • Workshops designed to meet the academic needs of the students


Lori Billenstein- Director of TRIO Programs and Special Projects 
Ph. 614- 287-5875

Stacey Rogers - SSS Supervisor
Ph. 614-287-5531

Diane Massey - Office Associate 
Ph. 614-287-5648

Nancy Kaler - Office Associate 
Ph. 614-287-5777

Julie Sullivan - Academic Advisor
Ph. 614- 287-5596

Carla Burnett - Advisor
Ph. 614-287-5426

* Please contact staff members directly for hours of service



Student Support Services/TRiO
Franklin Hall, room 223
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-5648