Dr. Dwedor Morais Ford was selected by the College Board Advanced Placement Program

Congratulations to Dr. Dwedor Morais Ford, who was selected by the College Board to help read, evaluate and score the English Language portion of the Advanced Placement Program exams. She was one of more than 13,500 AP readers from around the world. The Advanced Placement Program® enables students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school.

CSU Grad Keyonna Sturdivant has won a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship

CSU Grad Keyonna Sturdivant has won a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship. The competitive program recruits recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in STEM fields to become secondary school teachers.


Continued from homepage – Ohio Supports Central State University's 1890 Land-Grant Mission

The work of an 1890 Land-Grant University is vital to the sustainability of Ohio’s agricultural economy.  The Ohio Budget provisions will support Central State University’s initiatives of establishing progressive pipelines for science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics (STEAM). These initiatives will include: focused attention to K-12 students throughout Ohio to develop Future Farmers of America clubs and Ohio extension services; partnerships with area and state-wide farmers; preparing Agriculture Educators and teachers; and conducting research that contributes to the agricultural needs of Ohio.

The achievement of matching funds was the result of bi-partisan support of state legislators.  There were many who contributed, but the following persons were vital to ensuring the inclusion of the matching funds in the final version of the budget bill: Governor John R. Kasich; Director of the Office of Budget & Management Tim Keen; Director of Higher Education John Carey; Director of Public Liaison Merle Madrid; Senate President Keith Faber; Senate President Pro Tempore Chris Widener; Senators Michael Skindell, Charleta Tavares, and Cecil Thomas; Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger; Minority Whip Representative Kevin L. Boyce; Assistant Majority Floor Leader Representative Jim Buchy; Representatives Denise Driehaus, Bob Hackett and the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President, Representative Alicia Reece.

The members of the OLBC were very supportive and worked tirelessly with the House of Representatives and the Senate in support of Central State University. There were many visits to Central State University by Representatives Boyce, Reece, Hackett and Buchy to ensure that Central State University’s mission, as an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, would be at the forefront of the budget hearings and negotiations.  I must also acknowledge that this effort began earlier with Senators Chris Widener and Eric Kearney, who sponsored a resolution calling for the state’s designation of Central State University as an 1890 Land-Grant Institution in 2012.

There are many persons with whom Central State University is indebted to for this opportunity.  Please join me in saluting Governor Kasich and his administration, Director Carey and members of the General Assembly for their support of Central State University and their continuous work to provide Ohio citizens with the very best opportunities for a sustained quality life.


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