Cleveland State University | 2017: The Year in Review

CSU welcomed a record-setting freshman class, dedicated Donald E. Washkewicz Hall and Campus International School and ranked among the top public universities in the U.S. for upward mobility and impactful research. Enjoy our year-end roundup of engaging highlights from the home of Engaged Learning:


  1. Cleveland State University: 2017 Year in Review
    Cleveland State University: 2017 Year in Review
  2. January 2017

    Designed to enhance collaborative learning with a high-tech twist, the Rawson Learning Commons in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law were made possible by a $500,000 gift from longtime CSU benefactors Judy and Robert Rawson:
  3. For the third consecutive year, the Online Accelerated Master of Business Administration at CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business was ranked in the Top 50 nationally and No. 1 in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report:
  4. Research led by CSU geneticist Valentin Börner shed new light on how cells actually function and could have major implications for our understanding of how errors in cellular development can lead to birth defects and cancer. Findings were published in the prestigious journal Science:

  5. February 2017

    The Pratt Center enhances educational opportunities at CSU for youth who have aged out of foster care. It's named in honor of the late Charleyse Pratt, founding director of CSU's Sullivan-Deckard Scholars Opportunity Program. The center was established with a $1 million gift from Barbara and Frank Sullivan:
  6. A story in The Washington Post cited CSU's student success initiatives:
  7. Mike Thomas was named athletic director:

  8. March 2017

    Students and others took to Twitter to talk with CSU President Ronald M. Berkman during his first Twitter chat:
  9. CSU, University Hospitals and Cuyahoga Community College announced a new collaboration to establish a comprehensive workforce development pathway to proactively address the impending shortage of nurses in Northeast Ohio:
  10. Following the retirement of Gary Waters, who led the Vikings over 11 seasons to more wins than any other coach in the history of the men's basketball program, Dennis Felton was named the 15th head coach of the team:
  11. Dennis Felton Named Head Coach of CSU Men's Basketball
    Dennis Felton Named Head Coach of CSU Men's Basketball