Central State University search committee selects candidates for president


The Central State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has recommended to the Board of Trustees four candidates to move forward in the evaluation process for the position of President. The  candidates will be invited to the university this week to tour the institution and surrounding areas, participate in separate open forum sessions and interviews with the Board of Trustees.

The candidates for President of Central State University are listed below. To view their Curriculum Vitae, click on the highlighted name.

Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs, University of North Carolina Wilmington


Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Lead Consultant for Higher Education, H & H Educational Consultants, LLC and former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Coppin State University

Ms. Helen Jones-Kelley Esq, Executive Director, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board

Dr. Maurice Taylor, Vice President for University Operations, Morgan State University


The Presidential Search Advisory Committee included faculty, students, alumni, Board of Trustees members, business leaders, and community representatives.  The Board of Trustees expects a decision on a timeline that will allow the next President to be on campus by the fall of 2012.