Villanueva named July SEOM

VillanuevaHer hard work and dedication earned her the Staff Employee of the Month award, which was given July 5 in a surprise meeting attended by her two departments.
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Shared Governance Election results

Shared Governance conducted the annual election electronically for the first time, giving many people a chance to participate in the process despite busy schedules or office locations not on the Columbus Campus.
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Food for Thought Cookbook supports student scholarships

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Looking for something new and exciting for dinner tonight? Stop by the Bookstore and pick up Food for Thought: A Recipe Collection. All recipes were contributed by Columbus State staff, faculty, students and friends.
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July 12, 2012

Jazz in July

First-year seminar prepares students

Accreditation evaluators

Carringer to race 100 miles

Student employment training

Summer Quarter stats online

Join SAC in fighting hunger

Parking lots closed

Warren G. Harding symposium

Shared Governance election results

July 9, 2012


Injured faculty member doing well

Health Rewards Program

Have cougar, will travel

Harvard grad honors Columbus State

July 5, 2012

Christopher's open for summer

Collecting with Clawdette

MAN Initiatives Men of the Year

Join the PONO Learning Community

Malloy to ride Pelotonia again

July 2, 2012

Textbook Affordability Summit

Food for Thought cookbook

Hip Hop Institute

Tell students about BLUEprint

Jazz in July set for 10th

Photo exhibit in library

ITDL seminars

Graduation celebration planned at bookstore

June 28, 2012

Accreditation FAQ's

Board of Trustees agendas, minutes online

Cocchi's retirement party

College closes at 4:30 on 7/4

Possible COTA strike

Gospel Ensemble this weekend

Meet the SEaL team

Bicentennial service event begins Aug. 25

June 26, 2012

Trustee to deliver history lectures

Columbus State celebrates center opening

Department name change

Crew's Educator Appreciation Night

Kelton House presentation

Parking lot painting

Photo grad wins contest

June 21, 2012

Central Scheduling offline

Voluntary Cash Separation explained

S2S Freeze period begins July 1

TRiO Office receives grant

More grants

Annual employee review

Career development courses

Columbus State walks for NAMI

Weight Watchers

New form available

ITDL seminars

Articulation update and tutoring symposium

June 18, 2012

June SEOM Williams

Open Forum for Chief of Staff Candidate

Bookstore uses "Progressive" approach

Password site gets makeover

Elementary students spend day at Delaware




This week at Columbus State
Monday July 16

New Student Orientation, 5-6 p.m.., MA 103

Tuesday July 17
Wednesday July 18
Thursday July 19

UHC Health Rewards Breifing, 9 a.m., CT 107


Friday July 20

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Christopher's is open for Summer Quarter, thursdays at 6 p.m.

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July 18, 2012

Columbus State President Appoints Chief of Staff

Kimberly Hall

Following a nationwide search, Columbus State Community College President David Harrison has selected an advisor to the Ohio Attorney General as his first Chief of Staff.
Kimberly Hall is currently Deputy Chief Counsel in Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. She will now serve as an advisor to Dr. Harrison as a key member of his leadership team.

Hall’s duties will also include serving as a liaison for the Board of Trustees and facilitating Board policy, overseeing daily operations of legislative, legal, and community affairs, and providing guidance for strategic initiatives and special projects.

“Kim Hall is an experienced, talented leader, and she has a personal dedication to this community,” says Dr. Harrison. “As Chief of Staff, Kim will play an important role in communication, integration, and alignment as we advance our work to expand student access, improve student success, and strengthen our ties to the region. She will be a great partner to those at Columbus State and throughout all the communities we serve.”

As Deputy Chief Counsel, Hall has managed the Chiefs of six sections in the Attorney General’s Office: Education, Business Contracts, Taxation, Workers’ Compensation, Civil Rights and Public Utilities. In the Education section, her responsibilities included monitoring litigation and other legal issues facing Ohio’s public colleges, universities and local school districts.

Prior to her work at the AG’s office, Hall was Deputy Chief Counsel for the Ohio Department of Education. During her six-year tenure, she served as an advisor to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education and the Ohio Department of Education.

“During my work with the education department, I discovered my passion for the field of public education administration,” says Hall. “It is now an honor to join the Columbus State community as the Chief of Staff, and I am looking forward to building quality relationships with the college’s talented faculty, staff and students. I am excited to begin applying my full energy toward advancing the college’s student success mission and strengthening Columbus State’s community partnerships.”

Early in her career, Hall served as a labor and employment attorney with the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease firm and the Littler Mendelson firm.  She also worked as a staff attorney in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch.

In her spare time, she works with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Ohio, where she serves as a board member. She is also the founder of the Olive Tree Project, a writing program for girls who have an incarcerated parent.

Hall holds a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She will begin her new position as Chief of Staff at Columbus State August 6.

Check out July's Issue of The Partner

It's hot out this summer and our newsletter is hot off the presses! See what's going on with the HR Department this month!

Visitors from Korea meet at Columbus State

visitorsPictured: (left to right) Mary Vaughn, Polly Owen, Nancy Case, Robert Mahlman, Young Jong Kim, Young-bum Park,  So-Yun (Kate) Kim, Marty Maliwesky,Wendi Howell and Tara Narcross.

Columbus State hosted a meeting with visitors from the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training on June 29. The meeting was in conjunction with Ohio State’s Center on Education and Training for Employment. The group met with several faculty and staff members to discuss current issues in vocational education and to explore the U.S. model.

Announcing the Diversity and Study Abroad Council

In the 2012 – 2013 academic year, Diversity and Study Abroad Programs will be working with a team of individuals who are interested in bridging gaps to strengthen our incredible college diversity.  This leadership team will aid Diversity and Study Abroad Programs in thinking about how we can be more intentional in building community and assisting individuals in discovering how they belong to our greater Columbus community, our college community and to each other. 

We’re pleased to announce our council members for 2012 – 2013 are: Mariam Adam, Jeff Akers, Jason Clever, Keith Coates, Allen Coleman, Harry Cox, James Demonte, Beau Foshee, Debra Fout, Clayton Gibson, Karen Gray, Cathy Hatfield, Sheryl Killen, Brianne Miller, Luke Robson, Suzanne Schaefer, Elissa Schneider, Jay Schnell, Dan Stanton, Todd Taylor, Michelle Teasley, Trever Thomas, and Kimberly Rhyan,

For more information on how to get involved with Diversity and Study Abroad Programs, contact or 614.287.2426.

100 miles remains elusive for persistent professor

Carringer runningAs reported here in Update last week, Assistant Professor Paul Carringer hoped his third attempt would be the charm in his effort to run 100 miles during a 24-hour fundraising run in Philadelphia over the weekend. As it turns out, he’ll have to wait until next year to attempt that feat. Carringer did, however, manage to run a full 70 miles in the event. The annual event raises money to assist the homeless.

Graduating basketball team members earn full scholarships to four-year schools

Coach Patrick Carlisle

It’s another big score for the Columbus State men’s basketball team. While one player – Glenn Cosey – achieved a new school scoring record and was named the conference player of the year, the team itself set a new academic mark. Seven players have signed full scholarships at four-year schools, with two of them set to play in Division I.

“It’s awesome to have seven kids from one community college team earn full scholarships,” says Coach Pat Carlisle. “It shows our rigorous program paid off. Coaches helped oversee the academic plans for each player and they provided advice and support throughout the year. It’s simply amazing and another one of those bench marks that proves the Columbus State Men's basketball team is among the national elite.”

The players earning full scholarships and their respective colleges are:

Glenn Cosey - Tennessee Tech University NCAA D1
Brook Turson - Ashland University NCAA D2
Dimitri Abner - West Virginia State University NCAA D2
Kendrick Ward - West Virginia State University NCAA D2
George Harper - Central State University NCAA D2
Darnell Tubbs - Pikesville College NAIA D1
Cody Henson - Northwestern Lima NAIA D2

Faculty, staff, students get discount to unique Beethoven 5K

poster imageCan you beat Beethoven?

At an August 11 5K (3.1-mile) road race in Westerville, runners and walkers will hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and if they finish before the symphony ends, they’ll win a ticket to see the Westerville Symphony.

All Columbus State students and employees can receive $5 off the $25 registration fee, but only by turning in their registration form to Vickie Hunter in Marketing and Communications (Franklin 132). The deadline to receive the Columbus State discount is Friday, July 27.

The race will begin not with a starter’s horn, but with the famous opening notes of Beethoven’s Fifth. Volunteers will be stationed about every 400 meters playing the symphony on loudspeakers. The symphony lasts about 32 minutes, so runners would have to maintain about a 10-minute-per-mile pace to beat Beethoven.

Every participant also will receive a Beethoven 5K T-shirt, and WOSU radio is providing additional awards.

Funds from the race will be used to start a scholarship program.

Click here for the entry form.

Last Day To Submit Invoices For FY 2012 is July 27

We are quickly wrapping up accounting for FY12 and all invoices must be received in Accounting by July 27 in order to be payed from a FY12 account. Please remember, goods must have been received by June 30, 2012 for any invoices paid with FY12 funds.

A few related issues:

If you do not have sufficient funds in an account to pay a FY12 invoice, contact Ann Helfrich at, to assist with a budget transfer.

Grant accounts will follow the same deadline as the College. The only exception to the purchase order deadline is if the Grant does not end on June 30th. Please contact your Grant accounting representative if you have questions or require additional processing time for grant invoices.

If an item was received prior to June 30th and you are using PORC to receive the item you will need to change the receive date to June 30th to ensure the funds used to pay the invoice are from the FY12 budget.

Travel-related reimbursement requests must be submitted by July 30th.

Tuition reimbursement payments are not subject to this deadline and can be processed per guidelines established by Human Resources.

Please direct all invoices and questions to the following:

Karen Miller – Vendors A-K ext. 5685
Linda Merritt – Vendors L-Z ext. 2418
Tonya Anderson-Russell – Bookstore Accounts Payable ext. 5871