Director's Welcome


Colette Pierce Burnette


I write to welcome you to yet another successful academic year at the Dayton location of Central State University.  We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your summer and are re-energized for 2013 – 2014.

I have the pleasure of serving as the Interim Director of CSU ~ Dayton.  During my first few weeks I have been listening to students, faculty, and staff talk about their excitement, anxiety, and hopes for this academic year.  It is clear that primary among these is the desire to ‘get going with classes’.

The excitement of our new and returning students and the energy of our faculty and staff are what makes CSU Dayton the right place to be!   As I write this letter the University’s enrollment is 2,068 while the CSU Dayton enrollment is 343.  That is a 10% increase over the final enrollment count for last year.  This growth is reflective of the faculty doing the hard work necessary for student learning and success.  I thank each of you for your commitment and dedication. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or provide us with your thoughts, comments, and concerns.

I look forward to meeting each of you and continuing our work together to enhance the quality of service to the citizens of our community.  Here’s to the start of a wonderful year!

Central State University ~ Dayton Location ~ The right place to be,


Colette Pierce Burnette
Interim Director


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