Columbia College faculty members Jim Pasley ’87 (left) and Marvin Schulteis


Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks will host its second edition of ‘Coffee at the College,’ a forum focused on politics and history, Saturday, Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. The forum will take place on the college’s campus and will focus on analysis of the upcoming November elections.


Mr. Jim Pasley and Dr. Marvin Schulteis, Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks faculty members and local radio personalities, will be featured during the forum, which will be hosted by Sam Fleury, assistant director of Alumni and Public Relations. The forum is open to the public; a free breakfast, refreshments and campus tours will be provided. For more information, visit, call (573) 268-8612 or email Fleury at


The Lake Ozark campus was established in 1990. In 2004, construction began on a 17,400-square-foot building and the first classes were held in the new facility June 2005. Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks offers eight associate and 11 bachelor’s degrees in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelors and master’s degrees online.


Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 84,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit