AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Cincinnati State Technical & Community College - Black Male Initiative

Program Name

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College - Black Male Initiative 


Gary James Boyle 

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Contact Title

Chair Black Male Initiative 


Cincinnati State Technical & Community College 


3520 Central Parkway 

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(513) 569-1545 

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(513) 569-1538 

Program URL


Program Description

The BMI seeks to:
Increase pride in AAM
Provide motivation to achieve educational goals
Provide direction on tough issues
Provide a forum for discussion
Establish meaningful relationships
Enhance educational experiences of AAM
Increase Retention rates

Academic Services:
-Basic study skills
-Tutorial services
-Academic counseling and monitoring
-Career guidance
-Scholarship information
-Financialaid counseling and awareness

Student Development
-Career Counseling
-Academic Counseling
-Personal counseling
-Goal setting
-Organizational skills
-Money management
-Crisis management
-Leadership training
-Conflict resolution

Program Services

Tutoring; Counseling; College Survival Skills 

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Program Start Year


Current Number of Students


Program Initiated

The program was a mandate from the Coollege President to address the target population of Afrian American Males (AAM).  The BMI program major focus is retention rates. After four years existence BMI has become the primary resource on issues pertaining to the African American Male student.  The mission is to examine and address critical issues in society that impact the African American Male student in life.

Program Funded

The BMI utilizes 3 funding sources: 1. Office of the President; 2.Office of Student Enrollment & Development; 3. Independent BMI fundraisers;

College President and Administrators Involvement

The college president and his administrative team has supported the BMI program.  As a result of their support the BMI program is considered by staff, faculty and students as an legitimate college resource.  The BMI program has been identified as a best practice by providing consulting services to the entire community college concerning African American male specific issues.  The BMI program is viewed college wide as an internal resource for achieveing  the mission of higher retention for the college.  The President and Administrators are involved in BMI events throughout the academic year providing valuable and visible leadership examples for our men to follow.

Program Success Story

In June 2009 three African American Males graduated with high honors moving on to four year colleges.  One student went on to Hampton University to pursue a degree in pharmacy.  He received an academic scholarship and he has returned to our campus to report the degree of challenge and difference between a two year program and four year program.  He says he is surrounded by talented young men from around the world who are influencing his success.  He raved about group study experiences where he said, "An international student from Africa said, don't study the book become the book." That comment really left an impression on him.
Created at 2/2/2010 3:55 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 2/17/2010 10:58 AM  by KEVIN CHRISTIAN 
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