Welcome from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

photo of F. Erik Brooks Welcome to Academic Affairs at Central State University.  It is a great privilege and honor to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at this institution.  We are excited that you have chosen to explore the academic programs at Central State.  Academic Affairs aims to cultivate academic success through experiential learning, focusing on excellent teaching and phenomenal undergraduate research opportunities for students.  Our dedicated faculty subscribes to innovative and cutting-edge pedagogical practices and techniques.  It is our faculty’s intention to educate a new generation of intellectual leaders and then nominate these students for prestigious national and international awards.  We are excited about the numerous outstanding achievements occurring in our academic departments at Central State University.  At our institution, students have many occasions to serve the community through outreach service opportunities.
We will continue to enhance the overall profile by gaining a competitive intellectual edge and rise in the rankings of national indicators and services. We promote and showcase our students on all-encompassing academic stages.  Our institution educates individuals who matriculate forward to serve domestically and internationally in various professions in the public and private sectors.  
It is my personal philosophy that universities should not merely consume the resources from communities in which they are situated; they must give back and build up these communities through teaching, research, and service.  Along with teaching and community-based research programs, our University will hone-in and focus on problems facing society in general and our communities in particular.  As an 1890 land-grant institution, we build up our community while expanding upon the historic mission of this institution by seeking excellence in all academic programs.
At Central State University, “Innovation is in Our DNA and Academic Distinction is Our Destiny!”
For God! For Central! For State!
Best Regards,
F. Erik Brooks, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs