Daily News

WednesdayJuly 23, 2014

Trustees approve FY 2015 budget, tuition guarantee plan

The Board of Trustees approved a $73.5 million FY 15 operating budget during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Trustees noted, however, that the spending plan was subject to a thorough review at the October 2014 board meeting, once enrollment and courseload figures for the 2014 Fall Semester are finalized. Regarding the budget, the board also:

  • Asked that a plan be presented by the administration at the September board meeting for addressing, and funding, top-priority safety-related capital improvement projects.
  • Approved a tuition guarantee plan that essentially protects certain full-time students (those who successfully reach completion milestones within three years) from future tuition hikes.
  • Agreed to consider at a future meeting a proposal to switch the College’s health insurance plan to a self-insured funding model.

In other action, the board:

  • Voted to reject a Fact-Finder’s report regarding the Service Employees International Union District 1199 contract. The vote came during open session, following a discussion during executive session.
  • Heard a presentation from Abigail Yee and Amy Richardson, co-chairs of the Academic Policies and Curriculum Committee, about the work of the APCC.
  • Heard a presentation from Scott Horn (pictured above) concerning the online statistics course he developed which became the first from Cincinnati State to win Quality Matters certification.
  • Heard a presentation from President Owens about his recent trip to Munich and meeting with top executives of the Siemens corporation.
  • Budget Presentation

  • APCC Presentation

  • Amy Richardson, Abigail Yee, APCC Co-Chairs

Mayor Cranley visits WDC in Evendale


Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley visited the Workforce Development Center in Evendale on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at its operations. After taking a tour and meeting with the WDC team, the mayor posed for a photo with President Owens and Dr. Dennis Ulrich, Vice President for Workforce Development. 

Founder’s Day organizers want to borrow your 1969 vehicle for a day

Organizers of the upcoming Founder’s Day events in September are planning to include a car show as part of the Open House on Saturday, Sept. 20 that will be part of the festivities. In addition to showing off the Cincinnati State drag racer and an SUV upholstered with the College logo atop the driver’s and passenger seats, organizers thought it might be sweet to feature a collection of cars from the year the college was officially chartered – 1969.

So if any Daily News readers have a vehicle from that golden year sitting in the garage and would be willing to park it in the Cincinnati State automotive technologies garage for a day or two, please get in touch with Brian Hooten at 4137 or brian.hooten@cincinnatistate.edu.