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Three New Members Appointed to CSU’s Board of Trustees

 Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed three new members to Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees. Todd Davidson and Deborah Vesy have been selected to serve as members of the Board and Sierra Davidson will serve as a student representative to the Board.

“I am very pleased to welcome these outstanding individuals to the Board and look forward to working with them to continue the positive momentum we have created here at CSU,” says Ronald M. Berkman, president of Cleveland State. “Todd Davidson and Deborah Vesy are both innovative leaders in our community and their experience and talent will be major assets. In addition, Sierra Davidson is a tremendous student, athlete and campus leader and will be an excellent representative for the student body.”

Dr. Todd Davidson serves as chief executive officer and senior pastor for the Historic Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland. He is also a member of the Shaker Heights School Board and previously served as chief executive officer and senior pastor of Big Piney Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Va. Deborah Vesy is president and chief executive officer of the Deaconess Foundation, a private foundation committed to helping Cuyahoga County’s most disadvantaged residents prepare for, get and keep jobs. Sierra Davidson is a sophomore psychology major who is also a forward on the CSU women’s basketball team. She is currently a member of the university’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a volunteer for the Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club.

The CSU Board of Trustees is chaired by Bernie Moreno, president of the Bernie Moreno Companies. For full member biographies and to learn more about the Board, visit