Columbus City Schools Board Member James Ragland to receive 2020 OhioMBE Publisher’s Award

Columbus City School Board Member
James Ragland

James C. Ragland has spent his life fighting to protect and serve the less fortunate. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, he has served the Columbus community as an educator, public servant, school development officer, and advocate for minority and small businesses. In December 2018, James was appointed to the Columbus City Schools Board of Education.

James currently resides on the east side of Columbus with his wife, Terrie, and two children.

Publisher’s Note: Mr. Ragland was selected because of his advocacy for the quality education for Black children in Ohio’s largest public school district. Boardmember Ragland is a vocal supporter of Columbus City Schools making purchases from LEDE and Black vendors.

The OhioMBE Awards recognizes Ohio’s Top MBEs, FBEs, Family Businesses, Veteran Business, and their advocates.

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