Cincinnati State Names Interim Provost

November 3, 2015
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Cincinnati State Names Interim Provost
Cincinnati State Interim President, Dr. Monica Posey has selected Robbin Hoopes, J.D. to take her place as Provost while she serves the college as its Interim President.
“After conferring with the College community, Robbin Hoopes was the clear choice,” stated Dr. Monica Posey. “He has been a distinguished, contributing member of Cincinnati State since 2012, serving as Dean of Humanities & Sciences. Mr. Hoopes led recent efforts to develop articulation agreements with the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, The University of Mt. St. Joe, Miami, and Wright State University which allows Cincinnati State graduates to pursue a Bachelor’s degree by transferring seamlessly into university programs as a junior. Also under his leadership, college faculty has increased the number of College Credit Plus courses being taught at area high schools.”
 Prior to joining Cincinnati State, Mr. Hoopes served in a variety of roles at Sinclair Community College including Professor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Communication, and Social Sciences. In addition, Hoopes taught at Gallaudet University and Georgetown University, as well as practiced law many years.
“I have the utmost confidence that Provost Hoopes possesses the experience and skill to successfully work with faculty members and staff on the college’s academic priorities, in our continued efforts to serve Cincinnati State students.” said Dr. Posey.
Mr. Hoopes holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Akron, an MA in Linguistics from Gallaudet University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, he completed a doctoral fellowship in sociolinguistics at Georgetown University – where he completed all coursework toward a PhD in sociolinguistics (ABD). 
Cincinnati State ( enrolls about 10,500 students and offers more than 130 associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the most comprehensive co-op programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.