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Cincinnati State Receives $2.2 million Gift
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Cincinnati State Interim President, Dr. Monica Posey, Trustees Mrs. Cathy
Crain and Ms. Laurie Leonard along with the Cincinnati State Foundation
leadership, including 2nd Vice Chair Ms. Barbara Gould, and Chief of
Development Elliott V. Ruther, announced the largest cash gift made by an
individual ton the college –$2.2 million dollars.

The gift, from an anonymous donor, is for an endowed scholarship fund to
help support hundreds of deserving students pursuing administrative
assistant tracks in legal, medical, business and technical fields starting in
the fall of 2016. The Office of Financial Aid is already accepting scholarship

Interim President, Dr. Monica Posey, observed that donations to support
scholarships ultimately benefit the region’s employers who hire these
students through the College’s co-op program. Dr. Posey explains, “this gift
is transformative for the students, for the college and the community. It
helps students stay in school and graduate and supports local industries
and employers who want qualified employees with this particular skill set.”

The gift will support $110,000 in scholarships every year in perpetuity.  
College officials are still working through the details about how the money
will be distributed.  A decision about whether to provide full-ride
scholarships or award smaller amounts to help more students is still being
determined. Data from the college’s Institutional Research and
Effectiveness Department supports research indicating scholarships as
little as $500 per semester improves student retention rates. Even small
scholarships go a long way given the College’s low tuition, which is 30 -50%
less than other colleges and universities in the area.

High-fives to the anonymous donor!
Date posted: December 1, 2015

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Dr. Monica Posey
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The Cincinnati State Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously to
confirm the appointment of Dr. Monica Posey, the college’s immediate past
Provost, as interim president. This follows the resignation of Dr. O’dell
Owens who accepted a new position as the Medical Director of the
Cincinnati Health Department.

“I am committed to serving our college community and most importantly,
our students.” said Dr. Posey.  ”I am confident that we will work together as
a team, such that the Board and the community will hear about more great
accomplishments from Cincinnati State in the future.”

Dr. Monica J. Posey has served the College for 23 years in various
positions.  Dr. Posey’s professional activities include serving on the boards
of the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative and Minorities in
Mathematics, Science & Engineering.  Posey is a member of the First Ladies
Health Initiative and also volunteers as a math tutor at Cincinnati State
and elsewhere in the Greater Cincinnati area. She holds the rank of 3rd
Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate.

She and her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael J. Posey, live in Green Township.

Lyons and Lyons Co. LPA announced that Kara Hagen Lyons has recently
joined their practice as an associate attorney. Ms. Lyons comes in as the
third generation of Lyons family attorneys, following in the footsteps of
her late Grandfather, Robert D. Lyons, and her Father, Robert H. Lyons.

Ms. Lyons graduated summa cum laude from NKU’s Chase College of Law in
2015. While in law school, Ms. Lyons clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge
Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District
of Ohio and worked as a law clerk in Luxottica Retail’s corporate legal
department. Ms. Lyons was also elected to, and served on, the national
board of the National Latina/o Law Student Association.

As a life long resident of West Chester, Ms. Lyons looks forward to serving
the Greater Cincinnati area. She is admitted to practice in Ohio. Ms. Lyons’
practice will focus on wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, and elder law.
Ms. Lyons may be reached at the firm’s West Chester office at (513) 777-
2222 or via email at klyons@LyonsandLyonsLaw.com

Lyons & Lyons Co. LPA is a full service law firm that has been serving
Greater Cincinnati from West Chester for over 30 years. For more
information, please visit www.LyonsandLyonsLaw.com.
Kara Hagen Lyons
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