Jay Favuzzi (Military & Veterans Services Manager)
Jay is the Manager of the Military & Veteran Services Dept. here at Columbus State.
He is an Army Veteran of multiple overseas combat deployments and a current member
of The U.S. Army Reserves. He earned a BA in History from The State University of
New York at Potsdam and an MBA from Park University. He is also a graduate of The
U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, The U.S. Army Military
Police School and U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. He also holds a Masters
Certificate in Stability, Security & Development in Complex Operations from the Naval
Postgraduate School. Jay served four years with the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and
later worked at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Military Science
and Leadership for four years prior to joining the Columbus State team. Jay is an
avid high performance boater and enjoys coaching youth hockey in his free time. Jay
is also a member of the National Association of 10th Mountain Division (LI), Disabled
American Veterans (Capital City Chapter 3) and The European Paratroopers Association.
"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
— Ronald Reagan
Nichole Lyday (Military & Veterans Advisor)
Nichole is the Military and Veterans Advisor here at Columbus State. She has been
active in Higher Education for over eight years. Prior to Columbus State, Nichole
worked at Franklin University as a School Certifying Official and Academic Advisor.
She attended Saint Francis University on a volleyball scholarship and earned her BS
in Sociology/Criminal Justice. Nichole spends most of her time following her three
kids around to their sporting events.