Owens named new president of Cincinnati State

Dr. O'Dell Owens (Source: Cincinnati State University)
Dr. O'Dell Owens (Source: Cincinnati State University)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The new president of Cincinnati State will be Hamilton County Coroner Dr. O'dell Owens.

Officials at Cincinnati State made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the campus.

Dr. Owens will succeed Dr. John L. Henderson, who has been serving as interim president of Cincinnati State since November 2007.

Dr. Owens was one of two candidates interviewed by the Cincinnati State Board of Trustees. The other candidate was Dr. Mitchel Livingston, the Vice President for Student Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Owens has been Hamilton County Coroner since 2004.

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