The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association today announced Central State University as its newest football member school, unanimously approved to join the Division II conference in July 2013.
“Central State University is so pleased, and excited to be received as an associate member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference,” Central State University Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said. ”The affiliation for our football program will promote great enthusiasm and energy for our alumni, students, and the entire CSU family! We look forward to participating as a SIAC member with “sister” SIAC institutions.”
The Ohio HBCU will compete in the SIAC West Division.
[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]