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Press Releases

There's always something exciting to announce at Southern State – cool upcoming events, new academic programs, celebrations of student success. Check out our press releases to local media and keep your thumb on Southern State's pulse!

Check out the Archive for press releases from previous years.

June 2020

  • SSCC Board of Trustees to meet June 24SSCC Board of Trustees to meet June 24
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 on SSCC's Central Campus, 100 Hobart Dr., Hillsboro and also via Zoom for a virtual meeting, as allowed by HB 197, for their regular board meeting. The board will enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing employment and compensation of personnel and purchase or sale of property.
  • Southern State Enrolling Students in Aviation ProgramRecent High School Graduates Concerned About the Fall? Do Year 1 at Home
  • The only thing to come on us as suddenly as the pandemic was something equally unexpected-the recession. With unemployment topping 16 percent in Ohio, the pandemic's impact on our state's economy will likely be significant and long. Fortunately, with Ohio's opening back up, many businesses will begin to restart and rehire, but nothing will return to the way it was anytime soon.

May 2020

  • Southern State Enrolling Students in Aviation ProgramSouthern State Enrolling Students in Aviation Program
  • Southern State's North Campus in Wilmington will be closing, but the college's Aviation Program will continue its presence at the Laurel Oaks Career Campus in Wilmington with fall semester resuming on August 24.
  • SSCC Board of Trustees to meet May 8SSCC Board of Trustees to meet May 8
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, via Zoom for a virtual meeting, as allowed by HB 197, for their regular Board meeting.

April 2020

  • SSCC Board of Trustees to meet April 16SSCC Board of Trustees to meet April 16
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees has rescheduled their March 26 Board meeting, and will meet at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 16, via Zoom for a virtual meeting, as allowed by HB 197.
  • Southern State to offer virtual services through spring termSouthern State to offer virtual services through spring term
  • Although Governor DeWine has not yet made an announcement regarding the continuation of the "Stay at Home" order, after his decision to keep our state's K-12 schools closed through at least May 1, we should anticipate an extension of that order well beyond April 6. As a result, we have decided that all classes will remain remote for the remainder of the spring term and all campuses will remain closed.

March 2020

  • SSCC Board of Trustees March 26 Meeting CanceledSSCC Board of Trustees March 26 Meeting Canceled
  • Due to the "Stay at Home Order" issued Sunday, the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees has canceled their meeting originally scheduled for March 26 and will reschedule at a later date.
  • Southern State temporarily moves to virtual servicesSouthern State temporarily moves to virtual services
  • After this afternoon's press briefing announcing Ohio's "Stay at Home Order," SSCC President Kevin Boys sent the following message to SSCC staff:

    "As we've all come to learn, the nation's and state's response to the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving. Today, Dr. Acton, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health issued a S"tay at Home Order." We had made earlier plans that would limit campus access to libraries and computer labs, and a few select lab courses, but effective at 11:59 p.m. on Monday March 23, all campuses will be entirely closed through April 6. We will continue to do our best to provide as much continuity as possible for our students, but all of us, with very few exceptions, will be doing that remotely. We simply must stay home."
  • SSCC Board of Trustees to meet March 26SSCC Board of Trustees to meet March 26
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 26, in the Edward Daniels Auditorium SSCC's Central Campus, 100 Hobart Dr., Hillsboro.
  • SSCC Theatre presents 'The Diary of Anne Frank'SSCC Theatre presents 'The Diary of Anne Frank'
  • SSCC Theatre presents "The Diary of Anne Frank," playing April 3-5 in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College's Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday matinee begins at 3:30 p.m.

January 2020

  • SSCC announces honors lists for fall semesterSSCC announces honors lists for fall semester
  • Southern State Community College has released its President's List and Dean's List for academic excellence for Fall Semester 2019. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a specific number of academic credit hours. Those who achieve the Dean's List are full-time students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0.