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Cincinnati State Names New President

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Cincinnati State's Board of Trustees has chosen interim president Monica Posey to serve as the college's next president.Posey takes the spot created when Dr. O'dell Owens left to become the medical director for the City of Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati State Board of Trustees voted unanimously to confirm Posey. She is the first hired from within the school since 1994, according to a statement.

In a statement to board members, Posey says she's honored by the appointment.

"My goal is to make Cincinnati State the number one choice for an affordable college education. Our mission is to provide high-quality, open access technical and transfer education, based on our cooperative and experiential education model.”

Posey is Cincinnati State's first African-American, female president.

Cincinnati State describes Posey's biography:

Dr. Posey has served the College for 24 years. Her career at Cincinnati State began in 1992, and includes positions as Assistant Dean, Director of Institutional Research & Planning, and Academic Vice President and Provost. Some of her numerous accomplishments include establishing bachelor’s degree pathway agreements with the major area universities in the area and facilitating the start of innovative programs such as Health IT (majors in Healthcare Programming & Systems Analysis and Healthcare Informatics), Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy, Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber Security, and Sustainable Horticulture. Prior to joining Cincinnati State, Dr. Posey worked at the University of Cincinnati as Assistant Director of Career Development and for the AT&T Company in Cincinnati and New Jersey in market research, project management, and engineering. During much of this time she also taught Statistics as an adjunct instructor at UC. Dr. Posey graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an Ed.D. in Educational Foundations in 1999. In addition, she completed all the coursework toward a Ph.D. in Quantitative Analysis. She holds an MBA from The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University. In 2003, she completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management.