Diversity Peer Educator/Marketing, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Tom, a Diversity Peer Educator of Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI), began working with GDI as the departments Marketing Assistant. He still aides the department with Marketing in addition to being a DPE. He has been a student at Columbus State since Fall 2013 and will be a Columbus State graduate at the end of Fall 2014 upon finishing his arts degree. He is also currently completing a second degree, a Bachelors from The Ohio State University majoring in Public Affairs. Tom has been very involved on campus in many different ways. A small group of students, including himself, and a professor of economics, Selloane Asiamah, founded Columbus States student volunteer organization, "Cougars For The Community". During his time being a successful Dean's List student, building upon "Cougars For The Community" and volunteering with different organizations and departments, he was approached about possibly working at Columbus State as a student employee. His passion for diversity and community in combination with his talents in marketing and coordinating aided him to be hired within GDI. Tom's very first memory of working in this new role as a student worker is being given the honor of helping to coordinate Columbus State's 24th Annual MLK Celebration where he was invited to interview Ms. Donna Brazile. Tom Capps has been invited to be part of many Columbus State committee's, leadership panels and even to speak as a keynote at an adult learner conference. He has also been nominated for multiple awards such as 2014 MAN of the Year award and was awarded the first ever student Legacy Award. Outside the college, Tom is also Founder and President of the Columbus volunteer service group called S.E.V.A. (Service Engagement Volunteer Association). He enjoys spending time with his fiance traveling, likes to find great hole-in-the-wall restaurants and enjoys working on computers/building websites.