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Byron White named as new VP of University Engagement

By Kristen Mott

February 2, 2012

Byron White, a former vice chancellor for the Ohio Board of Regents and a former associate vice president for Community Engagement at Xavier University, will take over the newly created position of vice president for University Engagement at Cleveland State on Feb. 6.

“Engaged learning is most importantly about building bridges to the community for our students,” said CSU President Ronald Berkman in a press release about White’s appointment. “Dr. White will play a key role in developing programs that align the university more closely with the needs of our neighborhoods and the region.”

White’s position will include developing strategic plans for community engagement to enhance CSU’s numerous partnerships, and increasing cooperatives and internship opportunities for students.

One of his primary tasks will be to oversee the medical school program CSU created through its partnership with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

White is a former reporter and editor from the Chicago Tribune who transitioned to the paper’s senior manager of community relations position. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University, a master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.