[mpoverlay]Central State University yesterday named Cynthia Jackson Hammond its new president, the first female to hold the position in school history. An alumna of Grambling State University, the former Coppin State University provost will begin her tenure on July 1.
“I am extremely thrilled and honored to be named the next President of Central State University. This institution has a 125-year history of academic excellence and transforming the lives of students. I look forward to joining the campus community of administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and students to continue this great legacy and lead the University toward meeting the needs of an ever-changing society and a global future,” said Dr. Hammond.
[mpoverlay]Central State University earlier this week announced the finalists for its next president, to be named by the beginning of the 2012-13 academic school year.
Only one candidate, Morgan State University Vice-President of University Operations Maurice Taylor, currently holds an executive position at an historically black college.
Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Lead Consultant for Higher Education, H & H Educational Consultants, LLC and former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Coppin State University
Ms. Helen Jones-Kelley Esq, Executive Director, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board
Dr. Maurice Taylor, Vice President for University Operations, Morgan State University[/mpoverlay]
John W. Garland, President of Central State University is retiring at the end of the 2011 academic year, June 2012. In making his announcement, Mr. Garland cited his complete sense of satisfaction with his years of service and his desire to leave the presidency of his alma mater at a time when both he and the university are in good health and have a bright future.
Mr. Garland stated, “Every leader has an obligation to leave an organization in better condition then how they found it, and perhaps more importantly, to pass the baton to new leadership at a time when the organization is in good health and poised to prosper.”
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A Central State University student-athlete was shot and killed early Friday morning inside a downtown club.
Kordero D. Hunter, who turned 21 on Sept. 9, was a defensive back on the CSU football team. Hunter was from South Holland, Ill., according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Police were called to the club at 1:42 a.m., according to Dayton Police Sgt. Moises Perez of the homicide division.
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It’s just one flight of steps up a dark, musty stairwell from the Central State football locker room to the old, second-floor offices in McPherson Stadium, but when you make that climb it’s kind of like scaling Everest.The air is pretty rarefied up there when it comes to football pedigree.
Central State University will hold a memorial service for Jasmine Crenshaw on March 28 in the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The body of the 22 year old athlete was found Sunday, March 20, in a lake near the Summer Bay Resort in Orlando, Florida where the team was staying for a track meet. Lake County Sherriff’s officials reported that the drowning was the result of an apparent accident.
University President John W. Garland and Mrs. Carolyn Farrow-Garland travelled to Orlando to meet with members of the men’s and women’s track teams following Jasmine’s disappearance. President Garland extended heartfelt condolences to the family of Jasmine Crenshaw. Garland said, “Central State University is a family of students, staff and faculty, and losing a family member is difficult. This bright, intelligent student was full of life and taken from us much too soon.”
Brittany Brown said about her campus roommate, “Jasmine was a hard working dedicated person who was passionate about her family and her religion.”
Dr. Reginald Nnazor has been appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Education at Central State University. Dr. Nnazor most recently was Professor and Chair of the College of Education at the University of Maine, Presque Isle, Maine.
He is founder of the Nnazor Education and Community Development Foundation a philanthropic organization facilitating literacy, adult education and community development projects in southeastern Nigeria. Dr. Nnazor received his Ph.D. and Masters from the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada and completed his undergraduate degree in Education/English at the University of Nigeria. Dr. Nnazor has extensive experience in teaching, research, consulting, writing and grant development. His most recent publications include: Scholarship of Engagement The Promise and Realities of the Internal Context of Academe ~ Journal of Higher Education Outreach, and Engagement and a Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching Universities ~ International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Education.
Amy Hobbs Harris and Sheila Darrow, an English professor and archivist from Central State University, are seeking federal funds to establish a podcast anthology on the influence of Wilberforce University and Central State University on the burgeoning Civil Rights movement.
These podcasts will inform visitors about the important role black colleges played in the early struggle for civil rights. While much attention has been paid to the work of twentieth century activists like Martin Luther King, Jr., people here in Greene County started working for civil rights far earlier.
Central State University head basketball coach Doug Lewis has his 22-5 Marauders ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II Midwest region, and headed for its first berth in the NCAA Division II national tournament. But life hasn’t always been easy for Lewis, and constructing a Marauders program from the ground up has been anything but.
“I’ll be truthful, I’ve got just four scholarships for my team, so I’ve got to divide them up,” Lewis said. “Every other team in the tournament — Findlay, Kentucky Wesleyan, all of ’em — will have 10 full-ride players on their bench…”
He said his recruiting budget last year was $1,700. “I talked to my friend at Gannon (University) and asked what his budget was,” Lewis said. “He told me he didn’t really have a certain budget. He said if he spent $12,000, well, then that’s what it was…”
Lewis said he and assistant coach Donte Jackson take care of many of their expenses out of their own pockets: “You got to do what you need to do if you want to build a program and get kids in here.”
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