Dr. Monica J. Posey became president of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in June 2016 and has energized the College with a collaborative leadership style and a vision for increasing student success and strengthening employer engagement. She is Cincinnati State’s first woman president and the first African American woman to lead an institution of higher education in Greater Cincinnati.
A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Posey holds a doctor of educational foundations from the University of Cincinnati, a master of business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor of science from Cornell University.
After a business career that included eight years with AT&T Company, Dr. Posey moved into higher education in 1991, first at the University of Cincinnati as Assistant Director of Career Development & Placement, and a year later at Cincinnati State, where she was named assistant dean in the Engineering Technologies Division. In 1998, she established and became director of the College’s Office of Institutional Research. In 2003, she became academic vice president and an officer for the college, a position she held, adding the title of provost in 2015, until being named interim president in September 2015. During much of her career she also taught Business Statistics as an adjunct instructor at UC.
Dr. Posey’s extensive list of recognitions and community service includes the Business Courier Women Who Mean Business award, the Greater Cincinnati YWCA Career Woman of Achievement award, and a Distinguished College Alumni award by the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati U.S.A. Regional Chamber Leadership Cincinnati Class of 2010, and serves on the boards of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, ArtsWave, the Holocaust & Humanity Center, Minorities in Math, Science & Engineering, and GRAD Cincinnati, Inc.
Dr. Posey and her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael J. Posey, live in Green Township. They have one daughter, Marchelle, and three grandchildren.
Bill Shula, District 6670 Governor
Bill is a member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati and the District 6670 Governor for 2018-2019. He was honored to have served as President of the Cincinnati Club 17 with its 350 members.
He began his Rotary membership in the Downtown Peoria, Illinois Club in 2000. He has served on several Cincinnati Rotary Club committees including Finance, Classification, Jefferson Awards and Strategic Planning. He was Treasurer for 2008-09 and President in 2009-10. He is a Rotary International Major Donor, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and a member of Cincinnati Legacy Circle. He is an avid supporter of Rotary International’s mission to eradicate polio.
He enjoys the International focus of Rotary evidenced by attending RI conventions in Birmingham, England, New Orleans and Sydney, Australia. In 2010, he coordinated the raising of $15,000 in Cincinnati for Shelter Boxes to assist with the disaster in Haiti.
Bill has served on several District 6670 committees: Interact, Club Expansion, District Conference, Four-Way Test Speech Contest, Strategic Planning, Finance, Nominating, District Trainer, Policies and Procedures, All-Ohio PETS, and Foundation. Since 2012 he has served as Assistant Governor for five area Rotary Clubs, District Governor Nominee, District Governor Elect and District Governor in 2015-16.
Concerning leadership, he strives for participatory membership and teaming within our District 6670 Rotary organization. He believes in effective two-way communication to develop a future vision and strategic plan for our District.