Our mission

Our mission is to revitalize distressed neighborhoods in the University District of Columbus, Ohio. We strive to improve the quality of life for students, faculty, staff, residents and business owners throughout the university community and reinforce the stature of The Ohio State University as one of the world's great public research and teaching universities.

Goals and objectives

By working with the community, The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus and other neighborhood organizations, Campus Partners hopes to achieve: 


community based planning


market-based and strategic revitalization


long-term results


comprehensive approach with partnerships

BOard of directors

Javaune Adams-Gaston
The Ohio State University Vice President for Student Life

Christie Angel
President and Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Columbus

David Frantz
Faculty Emeritus

Jay Kasey
The Ohio State University Senior Vice President, Administration and Planning, Chair

Tom Katzenmeyer
President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council

Mike Papadakis
The Ohio State University Senior Vice President and CFO, Treasurer

Guy Worley
CEO/President of CDDC and Cap South