Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trustee Suzanne Stilson Edgar remembered

Susie Edgar
Suzanne Stilson Edgar

A moment of silence will be held at the Grand Opening of the Delaware Campus on Monday, in honor of Board of Trustees member and former Chair, Suzanne Stilson Edgar, who passed away Tuesday, June 22 as a result of a horseback riding accident on her farm in Marysville. 

With her leadership and support, during her tenure on the Board Columbus State increased enrollment more than 40 percent, implemented Shared Governance, began offering hundreds of online classes and several online certificate and degree programs, and expanded substantially with the addition of new buildings and the new Delaware campus.

Stilson Edgar, 54, was first appointed to the Columbus State Board in 1994, and would have completed her third, six-year term in 2011 after having served as Board Chair and Vice Chair twice. She served on the President's Search committee in 1996, and she chaired the committee that selected Dr. David Harrison as the next president of Columbus State.  She was the board representative on the first AQIP team that attended the workshop in Lisle, Illinois.

Ms. Edgar was a graduate of Otterbein College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and received Otterbein's Special Achievement Award in 1994, which is presented to Otterbein graduates whose career contributions have significantly enhanced their profession and organizations.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 High St., Worthington, where services will be held Friday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, 43085, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William A. Edgar Benevolent fund c/o Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to

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graphicCan’t attend Grand Opening? Watch live webcast on!
The official Grand Opening ceremony for the Columbus State Delaware Campus will be held Monday, June 28 at 11 a.m. in the new Moeller Hall, 5100 Cornerstone Drive in Delaware.  The event will feature a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building, tours, souvenir mementos and an outdoor barbecue luncheon.  If you can’t attend the Grand Opening ceremony, you can still watch the live webcast, available from the event on, starting at 11 a.m. June 28.

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Where to find completed Annual Reviews in COOL
For employees who have a completed Annual Review in COOL, it can now be found and viewed by clicking “Historical Reviews” under “Reviews.”  To see the document, click “view.”  Once your review is marked complete, the COOL system generates an electronic notice which is sent to your Groupwise email account.

Active reviews must be marked “complete” in order to be included in the salary increase report.  Please contact your Human Resources Employment Representative at ext. 2408 if you have any questions.


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Hampton presents at conference in Sweden 

Renèe Hampton

Renèe Hampton, Director TRIO Programs/ Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity, recently attended the 19th European Access Network Annual Conference, June 14-16 at Södertörn University, in Stockholm, Sweden. The title of the conference was "From Access to Success: Closing the Knowledge Divide-Higher education for under-represented groups in the market economy."

Hampton was a presenter at the conference, co-presenting with Jerry Thomas from Southern Arkansas University.  The title of her presentation was "How under-represented students fare in the higher education marketplace: an alternate scenario"

Hampton was also recently appointed by Chancellor Eric Fingerhut to serve on the International Higher Education Advisory Committee.  The role of the advisory committee will be to work collaboratively with the Ohio institutions in developing areas identified by the Strategic Plan.  The advisory committee will make recommendations to the Chancellor for setting of policy.

Other members include:
William Brustein, The Ohio State University
David Fleshler, Case Western Reserve University
Deborah Gavlik, Owens Community College
Frederick Law, Lakeland Community College
Christopher Musick, Otterbein University
Robert Pesek, Ashland University
Mary Anne Saunders, Kent State University
Daniel Weiner, Ohio University

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From the Information Security Committee:
Protecting sensitive data when emailing
Columbus State makes every effort to protect personally identifiable information (Social Security numbers, credit card information, HIPPA or FERPA regulated records, etc.) 
When writing emails, it is your responsibility to ensure your email does not include personally identifiable information.  Some of the things you can do to assist in this effort include:

  • Rule of thumb: Email is not a secure means of communication.

  • If you receive a Social Security number (or credit card number, HIPPA/FERPA information) in an email and must reply to the sender, remove the Social Security number from the email thread before sending it back or forwarding. 

  • When possible, use Cougar IDs as the law states Social Security numbers are not to be used as unique identifiers.

  • If you are asked to provide your Social Security number, before providing it, ask if they’ll accept other information as a replacement.

If you don’t know your Cougar ID, follow these steps
Log into CougarWeb
Under “Employee Profile,” click on “Pay Advices”
Click any pay date under “Current Year”
Towards the top left of the pay advice statement, you’ll see your CougarID under “Employee No.”

 If you have any questions about how to safeguard sensitive information, please call ext. 3777 or send an email to  You may also want to visit the Information Security web site at  for additional information.