The unexpected death of former United States Senator George Voinovich is a loss for the nation. But his absence will be particularly felt here at Cleveland State University, where he served as a longtime senior fellow in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and as a key advisor for CSU’s efforts to engage and support the broader Cleveland community.
“The Senator has been a source of wonderful advice,” said Robert Gleeson, Interim Dean of the Levin College. “He played a very active role in the College, especially in helping us develop some major new community service initiatives. His commitment to public service was a constant source of inspiration to us all. We offer our deepest sympathies to his wife, Janet, and his entire family.”
Voinovich spent over 46 years in public service including representing Ohio in the United States Senate from 1999 to 2011. He was previously the 65th Governor of Ohio from 1991 to 1998 and the 54th Mayor of Cleveland from 1980 to 1989. He joined the Levin College in 2011 and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from CSU in 2004.
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