Cincinnati State to host Summer Leadership Summit this week

June 20, 2011
Robert White
Communications/Media Relations Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)  (859) 468-6640 (cell)
Cincinnati State to host Summer Leadership Summit this week

Cincinnati State is hosting a three day Summer Leadership Summit this week designed to bolster the skills of high school students and help craft approaches for reducing the number of teen dropouts.

The Summit is unusual in that it will be heavily student-focused, involving many of the students from Upward Bound, Gear Up and Project Grad programs who are spending their summer at Cincinnati State in a variety of day programs for college-bound high school students.
The keynote speaker for the first day of the conference will be State Sen. Eric Kearney, who is scheduled to take the podium at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 in the auditorium of the Advanced Technology & Learning Center.
The conference will include presentations on the procedures for public discussions (such as public debate strategies and techniques, Roberts Rules of Order, and the importance of setting goals), as well as a forum for discussions of ways to reduce the dropout rate.
For more information, please contact Elvin Friesen, director of the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Cincinnati State, at or (513) 569-1730.
Cincinnati State offers more than 75 associate degree and 40 certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. About 10,900 students were enrolled in the 2011 Spring Term. Cincinnati State has one of the largest cooperative education programs among two-year colleges in the United States.