Cleveland State University
A Message from the President

April 17, 2012

Dear Faculty, Staff & Students:

Some time ago the Provost informed me that he was a finalist in the search for the next President of Northern Kentucky University. In an official announcement this morning, Geoff Mearns has been named President of Northern Kentucky University.While I am sorry to see him go, I recognize that this was a career opportunity that Geoff was eager to pursue.During this process, I spoke to the search committee at NKU and affirmed my support for Geoff's candidacy.

Geoff and I will be working together in the days ahead to develop a smooth transition plan. It is imperative that the academic initiatives he guided, most notably the work of the Student Success Initiative, continue to move forward. Geoff has agreed to continue in his role as Provost until further details of a transition plan can be announced.

I am very appreciative of the commitment and hard work that Geoff has made to making CSU a better place and wish him and his family every success in his new role as President of Northern Kentucky University.

Ronald M. Berkman
Presidend Ronald M. Berkman

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