Shirley Smith, BA '86
"Cleveland State University gave me the tools I needed to succeed as a professional. The University’s professors helped me strengthen my skills and talents, preparing me for a multi-faceted future in communications, sales, marketing, media, and public service. As I have grown professionally, I have watched this school grow into one of Cleveland ’s premier academic institutions. It has the capacity to change individuals, and it is now demonstrating a powerful commitment to our city. Cleveland State University is a catalyst for individuals and for our city, and I am proud to count myself among its alumnae."