Central State University garners five finalist nominations from HBCU Digest


Central State University has been nationally recognized for excellence by earning final consideration in five award categories by HBCU Digest.


Finalists were selected from a field consisting of 700 nominations from across the country.


The University is once again in the running for HBCU of the Year. Earning 2017 HBCU of the Year recognition, Central State hopes to become the first institution to be named HBCU of the Year in consecutive years.


The recipient of the HBCU Female President of the Year award in 2016, CSU President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond returns for the 2018 edition seeking to become the first two-time winner of the individual award.


Presidents and University finalists have been selected by HBCU Digest based on the level of outstanding leadership, academic success rate, collaboration between the administration, faculty and staff and the overall progression of the institution.


Renowned for its training and job placement of Central State students in banks around the region, CSU’s Ohio Summer Banking Institute is nominated in the category of Best Business Program.


Professor Jeremy Winston is a finalist for Male Faculty Member of the Year. In March, Winston was presented the Black History Month Congressional Award for Community Service from Ohio Congressman Mike Turner. Winston, who directs the CSU Chorus, earned the state-level recognition by being a positive contributor to his community while molding the next generation of music professionals and creating music at a world-class level.


Juan Scott, a sophomore hurdler, is a finalist for Male Athlete of the Year. Scott was undefeated in the indoor 60 meter hurdles this season, culminating with a NCAA Div. II national title in March. In the outdoor season, Scott tallied three victories, finished sixth at nationals in the 110 meter hurdles and earned All-American honors.


HBCU Digest is a national publication dedicated to covering Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


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Central State University’s 2018 HBCU Digest Annual Award Finalists:


2018 Historically Black College/University of the Year
Central State University


2018 Female President of the Year
Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond


Best Business Program
Central State University Ohio Summer Banking Institute


Male Faculty Member of the Year
Jeremy Winston – Central State University


Male Athlete of the Year
Juan Scott – Central State University