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Governor DeWine appoints two Columbus State trustees

Campus News | Friday, November 22, 2019

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has appointed a chief information officer for a Columbus-based insurance company and a government consultant to the Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees.

Matt Borges

Matt Borges

Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler

Matt Borges is a director with Roetzel Consulting Solutions, which provides services to a variety of industries including education, nonprofits, construction, transportation, and public-sector institutions. Borges served as the chairman and executive director of the Ohio Republican Party, worked on several statewide campaigns, and was a lead advance representative for seven years in the office of Vice President Dick Cheney.

Jim Fowler is an executive vice president and the chief information officer for Nationwide. Leading a team of over 5,000 associates, he is responsible for the development and execution of Nationwide’s technology strategy. He arrived at Nationwide in 2018. Previously, he was the Group CIO for General Electric in Boston. A native of Ohio, Jim and his family moved back to the region last year.

Both men are residents of Franklin County. Their appointments continue through 2025.

 “Jim Fowler and Matt Borges bring extensive experience in areas that will greatly benefit Columbus State,” said President David Harrison. “Jim’s background will be invaluable as the college works to address the region’s workforce needs in information technology. Matt’s expertise and experience will strengthen our partnerships with the public and private sectors in Ohio.”

Columbus State is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Ohio, currently serving more than 46,000 students and contributing nearly $1 billion annually in regional economic impact. It is the only community college in the nation to earn the three key national distinctions of a Guided Pathways college, an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Right Signals Initiative college, and in 2019 received the Leah Meyer Austin award, the highest honor a college in Achieving the Dream’s network can earn. 

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