WednesdayJanuary 26, 2022

Nick Wahle is awarded tenure by vote of Trustees

Mathematics faculty member Nick Wahle was awarded tenure by a unanimous vote of the College Board of Trustees at the Jan. 25 Board meeting.

  • Nick is the co-developer of the courses Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 105) and Intensive Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 105A).
  • He designed the Blackboard templates for these courses and created the WEB (fully online) version of MAT 105.
  • Nick has taught almost every Math course offered at Cincinnati State, with focus on the entry-level courses.
  • He also has served as a Math Tutor and as coordinator of CCP (College Credit Plus) Math courses.
  • He has served on several College committees and as faculty advisor for Phi Theta Kappa student organization.
  • Nick earned his master's degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University.

Prior to the Trustees' vote, Provost Robbin Hoopes discussed the rigorous review process that precedes a recommendation for tenure. (See "How tenure is achieved," below)

Humanities & Sciences Dean Geoffrey Woolf described some of Nick's contributions to the department and the College.

Dean Woolf emphasized Nick's work at the start of the pandemic in 2020, when Nick (seen at right with Lincoln Wahle) helped make it possible for multiple sections of MAT 105 to move quickly to effective remote delivery, even though the course had never before been offered in an online format.

How tenure is achieved:

To be eligible for tenure, faculty members must complete five years of full-time service.

Then, eligible faculty members complete a six-month review process. During that time their qualifications and contributions to the College are examined by the Faculty Tenure Committee, the division Dean, the Provost, and the President. The Board's vote is the final step in the review process.

The process steps leading to tenure are defined in the AAUP contract, which states that tenure is awarded in recognition of "demonstrated excellence and consistent contributions" to the College.

Following the award of tenure, a faculty member may use the title "Professor."

The group of faculty members who would have been eligible for tenure in 2022 originally was larger, but the other potential applicants in this group resigned from the College in prior years.

Welcome Kelly Robinson, CState Student Activities Coordinator

Akya Robinson-- preferably known as Kelly-- is Cincinnati State's new Student Activities Coordinator in the Student Activities Office.

She will also serve as advisor to the Student Government Association.

Kelly joined the College in early December 2021. She is a native Cincinnatian ("born and raised") and said she is thrilled to begin a career in higher education.

"I'm excited to be a part of the initiative to rejuvenate campus and increase student excitement and morale in 2022, and beyond," Kelly said.

Kelly is completing a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications & Media Studies at Wright State University, and expects to graduate later this year.

Starting in 2017, Kelly was an on-air host and DJ at 106.9FM WWSU, and she served as the station’s music director for 2½ years.

Kelly said in her past work she had "wonderful opportunities" to interview local and world-renowned artists and media influencers, and she was able to attend many concerts, festivals, and speaking engagements, including “Becoming: Michelle Obama.”

In addition to her media experience, Kelly has facilitated holiday marketing for local malls, founded a business focusing on wine education, and participated in a campaign for National Geographic’s “He Named Me Malala” Project.

Kelly's office is the Student Activities Office, ATLC 204 on Clifton Campus.

Coffee now available anytime from vending machines in Main

Those in need of coffee on Clifton Campus when Bakery Hill is closed now have a variety of choices, at any time of day or night.

The fresh brewed coffee vending machine is located on the third floor of the Main Building, near the Conference Center.

The vending machine provides a large selection of coffee drinks and other hot beverages (see menu below).

The coffee machine features Rooted Grounds Coffee, and is maintained by Enterprise Vending, the company responsible for the rest of the campus vending machines.

Deadlines approach for Hispanic Chamber and ELL scholarships

Application deadlines are approaching for scholarships offered by the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati Foundation and the English Language Learners Foundation.

In the past, many Cincinnati State students have been awarded scholarships from these organizations.

The Hispanic Chamber Foundation Scholarship deadline is Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

  • Applicants must be full-time students who are Hispanic or Latino of origin or descent and residents of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Applicants must have GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership at school and/or the community.

For additional application requirements and the online application, go to the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA website.

The English Language Learning Foundation Scholarships deadline is Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

  • Applicants must be English language learners (defined as students whose native or home language is not English), and current residents of the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Applicants must be current students at a college or university, or students who have applied and been accepted to a higher education institution. College Credit Plus students who are seniors in high school may apply.
  • Applicants must have GPA of 2.5 and have completed 5 hours of community service during 2021 with a local nonprofit organization.

For additional application requirements and the online application, go to the ELL Foundation website.

If you have questions about either scholarship, please contact retired faculty member Rosa-Maria Moreno at

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