Cleveland State University: President Berkman Farewell Tribute

Students, faculty and staff joined community leaders and friends of Cleveland State University for a very special celebration in honor of CSU President Ronald M. Berkman on April 11, 2018, in the Student Center’s Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom.

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  1. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  2. A tribute video recapped the tremendous progress that CSU has made over the past nine years under the leadership of President Berkman, who will retire May 31.
  3. A Special Tribute to President Berkman
  4. Julian Earls, interim vice president of university engagement, chief diversity officer and executive in residence at CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business, served as master of ceremonies.
  5. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  6. CSU Board of Trustees Chair Bernie Moreno praised President Berkman’s outstanding commitment to student success.
  7. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  8. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson presented President Berkman with a key to the city. President Berkman also received proclamations from the mayor as well as from Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish.
  9. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  10. Presidential Student Ambassador Donnetta Monk helped unveil a new portrait of President Berkman.
  11. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  12. “The honor of serving as president of Cleveland State University over the past nine years has been the most rewarding experience of my 40-year career in higher education,” President Berkman said. “I couldn’t be more proud of all that we’ve achieved at CSU during my time here.”
  13. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  14. To cap the festivities, Chair Moreno announced that the Main Classroom Building has been renamed Ronald Berkman Hall.
  15. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  16. Celebrating with President Berkman were his wife, Tricia, as well as his son Cameron, daughter-in-law Shana and granddaughter Ruby...
  17. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
  18. ...along with many well-wishers from the campus community and the community at large.
  19. President Berkman Farewell Tribute
    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
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    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
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    President Berkman Farewell Tribute
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