Central State Names New President, Moves Towards Land Grant Status and Millions in Fed Funding
[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.
Additionally, Ohio legislators began discussions on classifying CSU as the state’s second land-grant institution. The designation would make Central State eligible for millions in federal aid, under programs established in the 1800′s to encourage agricultural and mechanical instruction, and education for freed slaves.