MondayFebruary 11, 2019

Welcome our new Director of Admissions, Debbie Poweleit

Deborah “Debbie” Poweleit joined Cincinnati State in January as the new Director of Admissions and Career Center. 

Debbie brings to the College over 30 years of higher education experience in admissions, continuing and adult education, and teaching.

She has spent the past 27 years at Northern Kentucky University, where her most recent role was as the Director of Adult Learner Programs and Services.

In that position, Debbie was responsible for overseeing the accelerated PACE program, Online Learning, Credit for Prior Learning, and Project Graduate, a statewide initiative helping students to return and finish their degree. 

Debbie also served as an adjunct instructor in NKU's Organizational Leadership program.

Past assignments included admission office responsibilities as the associate director over processing, and assistant director for outreach and orientation. Debbie also worked in the past as an admission counselor.

Currently, Debbie is the chair of the Association of Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) South Region.

She earned an MS in Human Development and Leadership from Murray State University and a BA in Liberal Studies from Mount St. Joseph University. 

Debbie resides in northern Kentucky. She and her husband Andy have two children, Allison and Ethan, and a dog, Jack. The family enjoys spending time at Lake Cumberland.

Debbie said she is excited to join the CState family and looks forward to working with faculty and staff to serve our students and increase enrollment.

You can reach Debbie at 569-1550 or deborah.poweleit@cincinnatistate.edu.

Middletown "Tacos & Scholarships" event assisted students

Middletown Campus students including (from left) Kim King, Lelayah Jackson, Rose Thompson, Karina Kelly, and Quentavia Sanders enjoyed walkin’ tacos during the campus "Tacos & Scholarships" event on Feb. 7.

Complimentary tacos were provided to all participants, and about 25 students took advantage of opportunities to get help completing the online application for institutional scholarships.

Below, students Corean Bird and Morgan Lewis worked on their scholarship applications, with staff member Dawn Wilke (in the background on left) available to assist.

Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for completing scholarship applications, and several institutional scholarships currently have only a few applicants for the available funds.

For more information, visit the Scholarships page of the College website.

Accreditation Public Comment period ends Mar. 25

In preparation for the accreditation review visit scheduled for April 2019, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is seeking feedback from students, employees, and members of the public who wish to comment on "substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs."

Comments must be in writing, and must be received by HLC no later than Mar. 25, 2019.

The "Public Comment Request" information published below also is available on the College website at https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/public-comment.

Public Comment for Institutional Accreditation

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

The college will host a visit on April 22, 2019, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1976 (from 1976-1994 as Cincinnati Technical College).

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments must be received by March 25, 2019.

Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission.org/comment or mail them to the following address:

Public Comment on Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South Lasalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Parking restrictions on Feb. 11 in Lot D

Remember that many employee parking spaces in Lot D are not available on Feb. 11, to accommodate delivery of materials for the Biology labs in the Health Professions Building.

Details are provided in the Daily News article published Feb. 8.

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