Division of University Engagement

Diversity Achievements

For the second year in a row, Cleveland State University was awarded in 2012 the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Best-in-Class award for Senior Management Diversity among nonprofit/government organizations. The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 Northeast Ohio employers committed to making the region’s diversity a source of economic strength. CSU’s selection was based on results from the Commission’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity and follow-up interviews by Commission staff. In honoring the University, the Commission noted: “Cleveland State University’s commitment to diversity is embedded in every aspect of its operation. CSU has the highest percentage of minority faculty of the public four-year universities in Ohio except Central State University, a historically black university. CSU also has the highest percentage of minority students among the same group. The university’s successful commitment to diverse leadership is evidenced by a senior management diversity percentage of 33 percent compared to an 18 percent average for the Commission’s nonprofit/government group.”