Mr. Central State University
Justin Ivanski, a senior majoring in Computer Science, is the only child of Kay Ivanski. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated from James Ford Rhodes High School in May 2011. At Rhodes High School he was the captain of the varsity wrestling team and Salutatorian of his graduating class.
Justin serves as the President of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated - Alpha Mu Chapter, a member of the NAACP Unit #3808, Student African American Brotherhood, and a Student Ambassador. He has been recognized on the Dean’s List every semester of his matriculation at Central State University.
When Justin was asked why he wanted to be Mr. Central State University he replied, “I wanted to be Mr. CSU because I felt that I could be the change the campus needed. This past year has been rough on the students and student leaders and I felt that with my past leadership experiences I could be the one to begin turning the atmosphere around. In addition I have always been understanding and approachable to students because I was previously the student that was complaining.”
Justin’s election as Mr. Central State University affirms the difference he strives to make as a leader and scholar. His platform for the academic year is, “Action, Less Title.” Some of the goals he would like to accomplish are strengthening male leadership campus-wide and increasing student activities.
Justin draws his inspiration from the desire to be a more effective and engaged leader. All of his life he watched people struggle and live in terrible neighborhoods. He doesn’t want his future to replicate previous experiences. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Justin plans to attend graduate school in California and eventually obtain a position as a programmer.
Justin’s advice is straightforward - “Don’t think because CSU isn’t Ohio State University that you are stripped of the same opportunity. CSU gives and has the same opportunity as any college and if you are able to be successful in 4 years you will gain more than a good education. If you make it at CSU you can make it anywhere because even though college is about education and "hitting the books" you will learn transferable skills and life lessons that will serve you well.”
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