NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome President Jack Thomas

Welcome President Jack Thomas

On July 1, 2020, Central State University ushered in a new era as Dr. Jack Thomas began his tenure as president. Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Thomas to the CSU Family by sending him a personal greeting! 

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The Importance of CSUF

The Importance of CSUF

Why is the Foundation important? Judge Michael L Nelson Sr. '71 explains why the Foundation is vital for CSU students and the university, and the benefits of making contributions to the organization.  

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A Tribute to Alumnus O’Neil D. Swanson

A Tribute to Alumnus O’Neil D. Swanson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of O'Neil D. Swanson, a Centralian, icon of black businesses, and champion for HBCUs. Here is just a small accounting of this amazing man's life: O'Neil D. Swanson was born in Birmingham Alabama and moved at an...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Ames W. Chapman

Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Ames W. Chapman

Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Ames W. Chapman Brother Ames W. Chapman, Ph.D. will celebrate his 100th birthday, December 7, 2019. Let’s join the celebration. Professor Chapman has lived an extraordinary, high achieving life. A World War II veteran, he is a proud Southern...

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CSU’s Williams selected for Black College Hall

CSU’s Williams selected for Black College Hall

CSU’s Williams selected for Black College Hall Former Central State football star Erik Williams has earned another plaudit to add to his storied career. In February, Williams will be formally inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Erik Williams was a...

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A Look Back at the 2019 “a Night for Philanthropy” Gala

A Look Back at the 2019 “a Night for Philanthropy” Gala

A Night Worth Remembering The Central State University Foundation hosted its annual “a Night for Philanthropy”, May 3, 2019 at the Dayton Club. The program included induction ceremonies for the Sustained Philanthropist Society and 1887 Legacy Society. Alumni who were...

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Tom Joyner Scholarship Fund

Tom Joyner Scholarship Fund

Until July 12, the Tom Joyner Foundation and Central State University Foundation together are seeking to raise scholarship funds to support students with demonstrated financial need. We are asking you to make a contribution to the Tom Joyner Scholarship Fund of $25,...

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Combating the Student Loan Debt Crisis

Combating the Student Loan Debt Crisis

“I cannot give $40 million, but I can give $500 to keep a student in school” —Richard “Clay” Dixon, Past Dayton Alumni Chapter President The Central State University Foundation raises scholarship funds through its Year-end Fundraising Campaign to reduce CSU student...

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2019 Year-End Giving Campaign!

2019 Year-End Giving Campaign!

Centralians, Can you believe that there are only 44 days left until June 30th, the end date for the Year-end Giving campaign? We are pleased that you are responding to our annual fundraising efforts to raise much needed scholarship dollars ensuring that students will...

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