TSYS gives $5M to Columbus State University

TSYS gives $5M to Columbus State University
(Source: Columbus State University)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In what's being called the largest gift ever for Columbus State University's Turner College of Business, TSYS has given the school $5 million to help prepare students for careers in cybersecurity in Georgia and across the country. 

The leading global payments provider has entered into a unique partnership to develop a new, innovative program within the CSU computer science department.

Through this partnership, TSYS has contributed $2.5 million to establish the TSYS Cybersecurity Center for Financial Services to be housed in the Turner College of Business' TSYS School of Computer Science.

The TSYS Cybersecurity Center for Financial Services Endowment will supplement salaries to attract nationally recognized faculty, fund new research assistantships and student scholarships, support faculty and student travel, and finance special projects and initiatives.

An additional $2 million will be used to establish the TSYS Endowment for Excellence in the Turner College to support excellence in the academic programs offered by the TSYS School of Computer Science with specific emphasis on mainframe computing, information technology and information systems.

The remaining $500,000 of the TSYS gift, a total of $5 million, will be used for other CSU programs.

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