January 31, 2005

Susan Finn, Ph.D.

Paula Inniss

Board of Trustees elect new chair, vice-chair

The Columbus State Board of Trustees voted Thursday to elect Susan C. Finn, Ph.D., president of Finn Park and Associates, as chairman for a one-year term.

Paula A. Inniss, president of Ohio Full Court Press, was elected vice-chairman.

Finn and Inniss were both appointed to the Columbus State Board by Governor Bob Taft in 2001.They will succeed Dwight Smith, who served two years as chairman, and Matthew Kallner, who also served two years a vice chairman.

Finn is retired from the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories, where she was director of Nutrition Services and Public Affairs. She was also president of the 70,000-member American Dietetic Association.  

Inniss founded the Ohio Full Court Press, a digital print provider, in 1995 after a 14-year career at Xerox. She received the YWCA Women of Achievement Award in 2000, Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999, and Small Business Start-Up Owner of the Year in 1997.


Practical Nursing program expanding reach into Madison County

With the critical shortage of nurses and other health professionals impacting health organizations throughout Ohio, Columbus State is addressing the need for nursing education by offering the practical nursing program at the off-campus site at Tolles Technical Center in Plain City.  

The program, being offered for residents of Madison County, will begin Spring Quarter. Students who complete Columbus State's Practical Nursing Certificate program are qualified to take the state nursing board's examination to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).

To acquaint potential students with the program, Columbus State is hosting information sessions on Wednesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, February 17 at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. The information sessions will be held at Tolles Technical Center at 7877 US Highway 42 South.

By taking classes in the evening and on weekends, students can complete this certificate program of study in as little as seven quarters. Up to 24 students will be accepted for Spring Quarter.

For more information, contact Sharon Ward in Community Education Workforce Development at extension 5764, or sward@cscc.edu .

Columbus State employees invited to join Corporate Challenge teams

All Columbus State employees are invited to join teams for the second season of the YMCA's Corporate Challenge program. Corporate Challenge teams from similarly sized organizations compete in 15 athletic events. The first three are billiards, darts and bowling. If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please contact the captain listed below:

Billiards  starts February 13, and Kevin James  is the captain. Contact him at  kjames1@cscc.edu .

Darts  begins on March 19, and Keith Pepperell  is captain. Contact him at kpeppere@cscc.edu .

Bowling begins May 14 and Lori Rice  is captain. Contact her at  lrice@cscc.edu

The billiards and darts teams each consist of four men and four women. The bowling team is made up of either three men and two women, or vice versa. Corporate Challenge organizer Mary Insabella, says joining these teams is a great way to meet people from different areas of the college and have a lot of fun as well.  "Don't let the fact that you might not be an expert in any of these events stop you from participating," said Insabella. "It's really just about joining in."