Message from the Board of Trustees


A great strategic plan takes a lot of effort and contributions from many individuals intricately involved. A substantial amount of work and time goes into the preparation for meetings, discussions, and the final production of the plan. We have and will continue to listen to all of our constituents at every level as we move into the implementation phase.

On behalf of the members of the Board of Trustees of Central State University, I extend thanks to President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, the Executive Administration, Steering Committee, sub-committees, and all others who have worked so diligently to produce our 2014-2020 Strategic Plan.

Central State University is poised to take full advantage of its Land-Grant status. The Strategic Plan, inclusive of the Land Grant mission provides the roadmap for the University's future growth. The implementation of these strategies will enhance and sustain the University's ability to offer quality collegiate experiences to students from diverse backgrounds for many years to come.

Gary Dowdell
Board of Trustees, Chair