Cincinnati State Virtual Commencement 2020 featured Sen. Rob Portman

President Monica Posey at Commencement 2020

Cincinnati State’s 2020 Commencement on video premiered on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

The pre-recorded video event can be viewed any time on the College’s Vimeo page at

The video event highlighted the name of each of the College’s 1,098 graduates in the Class of 2020.

The Commencement video was prepared with assistance from Storyocity, a production and motion design studio founded by Cincinnati State graduates.

The keynote speaker for Commencement was Rob Portman, a U.S. Senator for Ohio.

Others participating in the Commencement event included:

  • Honorary Degree recipient Barbara Turner, president and chief operating officer of Ohio National Financial Services, Inc. and a member of the Cincinnati State Board of Trustees since 2018.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Jason Asic, ’04, chief operating officer for Mercy Health West Hospital in Cincinnati and a board member of the Cincinnati State Alumni Association.
  • Three student speakers from the Class of 2020 – Judith Kafando (Associate of Applied Business, Accounting), Harrison Perin (Associate of Arts & Addiction Studies Certificate), and Lynda Monteith (Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology).

Graduates also received a “care package” from the College with graduation gifts including a mortarboard and tassel, and a bag of confetti (suitable for simulating the confetti cannon experience that concludes in-person Commencement), and other mementos.

All 2020 graduates are invited to participate in Cincinnati State’s next in-person Commencement.