COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University is more than half way towards its $100 million goal in the school's latest fundraising drive.
That announcement came Tuesday during a press conference as CSU officially kicked off its First Choice Comprehensive Campaign. It took place at the Frank G. Lumpkin Center.
Campaign Chair Phil Tomlinson says the university has raised more than sixty one million dollars so far.
The funds will go towards expanding the university's programs and to recruit more students.
CSU Interim President Tom Hackett says he is excited about the future for the campus.
"This is what we mean by being a first choice university. It means we put our students first and a learning environment which causes students to instantly know that this is where they want to be," Tom Hackett stated.
One major project is already underway as Columbus State's College of Education and Health Professions is moving to downtown Columbus.
School officials say they are confident the school will reach it's one hundred million dollar goal.