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Strategic Plan

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is preparing a new Strategic Plan.

  • The Strategic Plan will include key action strategies to guide the College in helping our students and region succeed in the coming years.
  • To develop the plan, we implemented a series of “Stakeholder Listening Sessions” (see schedule below) at locations throughout our region, to hear the insights, hopes, and ideas of those we serve and those we partner with in the community.
  • Listening sessions included:
    • Representatives from area businesses, schools and universities, and community and non-profit organizations
    • Current students and potential students
    • College alumni
    • College faculty and staff
  • Each session was approximately 90 minutes long, and included a short update about Cincinnati State and a facilitated discussion about our shared future. Refreshments were provided
Cincinnati State Strategic Plan

(Updated 02/28/19)
Location Date Time
Cincinnati Regional USA Chamber
3 E. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Thurs 11/15/18 8:00am – 9:30am
Cincinnati State Clifton Campus
Main Building Conference Center
3520 Central Parkway
 Cincinnati OH 45223
Mon 11/19/18 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Northern Kentucky Chamber
300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330,
Ft. Mitchell, KY  41017
Tues 11/20/18 10:00-11:30am
Cincinnati State Middletown Campus
1 N Main St
Middletown, OH 45042
Mon 11/26/18 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Cincinnati State West Campus
10030 West Rd
Harrison, OH 45030
Wed 11/28/18 3:00pm – 4:30pm
West Chester Hospital
Plaza Conference Rm. Level A
7700 University Dr.,
West Chester, OH  45069
Thurs 11/29/18 8:00am – 9:30am
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
10100 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45241
Thurs 11/29/18 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Diamond Oaks
6375 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45247
Thurs 11/29/18 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Live Oaks
5956 Buckwheat Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45150
Thurs 11/29/18 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

CS Board Member Justin Howe
Foundation Board Member Jack Ridge
Alumni Board Member Jason Asic
President & Executive Team Monica Posey, Lawra Baumann, Chris Calvert, Soni Hill, Robbin Hoopes, Ellliot Ruther, Amy Waldbillig
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President, Finance, & Treasurer, Board of Trustees Christopher Calvert, JD
Dean Linda Schaffeld
Faculty Sue Dolan, Meredith Effler, Lesli Rice
Staff & Administration Cara Benz, Kelly Harper
Student Sarah Wells
Community Influencers & Employers City of Cincinnati (Luke Blocher, Sheila Hill-Christian), CRBC (Toby Rau), SOCHE (Sean Creighton), Pilot Chemical (Chris Leedy), PCW (Mardia Sands), West Chester Hospital (Tom Daskalakis)

Strategic Plan Stakeholder Sessions Key Themes

  • CS’s messaging and communication with audiences outside and inside of the college should be greatly expanded, and also needs to be more timely, targeted, and specific.
  • CS must become more forward-looking and agile in embracing change and in developing flexible and targeted pathways and training options for employers and students that extend beyond graduation.
  • Employers and students expressed the need for CS to increase its focus on integrating professional skills, “soft skills,” and employability skills into all levels of the College’s curriculum and operations.
  • CS must find ways that will allow it to expand its ability to continually assess and where needed modernize its facilities, programs, and equipment to keep quality high and to stay at the forefront of technological change and the economy.
  • Students, especially students coming out of high schools, are looking for more of a “college experience” at CS that extends beyond the classroom.
  • CS should expand its capacity to provide students with more non-academic support services.
  • CS should expand its partnerships with regional employers and other entities with the goal of increasing its relevance and sustaining its mission within the region.
  • At the end of each listening session, participants were asked to provide one word to describe how they felt about Cincinnati State and its future. The responses included: Vital. Accessible. Transformative. Curious. Adapting. Potential. Optimistic. Innovative. Improving. Speed. Collaboration. Prepared. Partnerships. Encouraging. Intriguing. Welcoming. Effective. Ethical. Hopeful. Confident. Evolving.

College Strategic Plan - 2020-2025

Read the Strategic Plan

  • The plan is about focus and action, based on the College's Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • The plan was developed by the faculty, staff, and senior leaders of the College to help us focus on actions that have the highest impact on student success.
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