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Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

Welcome Visitors and Friends:

Thank you, for visiting Central State University’s website. Since our founding over 130 years ago, Central State has been in the business of transforming lives through higher education. That is why we say, "Change IS CENTRAL."

We have a rich history of service to regional communities, the state of Ohio, and the country. From these halls of educational opportunity, our alums have gone on to serve with distinction in education, industry, international and national public service, athletics and entertainment. At Central State, we educate students to be successful in their chosen fields of endeavor and, just as important, we welcome and develop leaders who are committed to changing their communities for the betterment of society.

Central State offers an array of top quality academic programs in an environment that nurtures student success. We have been named an Ohio Centers of Excellence in Emerging Technologies, a designation that recognizes our prominence in graduating students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. We are an Ohio Centers of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation, a bow to our outstanding national reputation in the fine and performing arts. Central State's Pre-law Program is a powerhouse and considered a model program by the Law School Admission Council. Our manufacturing engineering program has a 100 percent job placement rate. These are just a few of the reasons students come to Central State University to learn, grow, and change their lives.

As we forge a new path for 21st century civic engagement, Central State University Marauders act out of Service...Protocol...Civility®. Service is our commitment to our institution and the greater community; protocol is our adherence to and value of best practices for accomplishing goals; and civility is our active respect for one another, and for our past, our present, and our future. These tenets define the Central State Man and the Central State Woman.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our beautiful campus, and engage with our students, administration, faculty, staff and alumni. Feel the spirit of Central State University!

All of our offices are standing ready to provide you with current information and assistance.


Cynthia Jackson-Hammond