Messages from President Bloomberg

Pres Bloomberg speaking at the Fall 2022 Commencement

June 13, 2024 — In Celebration of Juneteenth
In celebration of this year's Juneteenth National Independence Day, President Bloomberg shared details of Cleveland festivities and recommendations for learning more about the holiday and its historical context.

June 5, 2024 — P. Kelly Tompkins Named Interim Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
President Bloomberg informed the campus community that P. Kelly Tompkins will serve as Interim Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. Tompkins is an alumnus of the CSU College of Law and has over four decades of legal, financial and corporate experience in and beyond the Greater Cleveland area.

May 29, 2024 — Senior Leadership Update
President Bloomberg announced the departure of David Jewell, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, and plans to soon launch a search for his successor.

May 11, 2024 — Remarks to the Class of 2024
President Bloomberg addressed the spring graduating Class of 2024 at their Commencement exercises.

May 1, 2024 — CSU Athletics Leadership Update
President Bloomberg informed the CSU community that Interim Athletics Director Kelsie Gory Harkey has agreed to remain in this role for a one-year term, ending in spring of 2025, while the University launches a national search for the next Athletics Director.

February 27, 2024 — An Update from President Bloomberg
President Bloomberg addressed the outcome of the University of Minnesota presidential search and her continued commitment to serving Cleveland State University as its eighth president.

January 16, 2024 — Welcome to Your Spring Semester at CSU
President Bloomberg welcomed students to the new semester and provided advice on how to plan for a successful and healthy time at CSU.

President Bloomberg's welcome message Spring Semester 2024

January 4, 2024 — Athletics Leadership Transition
President Bloomberg announced the departure of Scott Garrett, Vice President and Director of Athletics, and the appointment of Kelsie Gory Harkey as Interim Athletics Director.

January 2, 2024 — On the Passing of President Emeritus Michael Schwartz
Dr. Michael Schwartz, fifth president of Cleveland State University, passed away on January 2. President Bloomberg shared her memories of Dr. Schwartz and her appreciation for his enduring legacy on CSU and Northeast Ohio.

November 8, 2023 — Celebrate Our Veterans
President Bloomberg encouraged all members of the CSU community to celebrate this Veterans Day and recognize the veterans and military-connected individuals in their lives.

October 13, 2023 — An Open Letter to the CSU Community
In a letter co-signed by David Reynolds, chair of the CSU Board of Trustees, President Bloomberg addressed the Hamas attack in Israel.

September 21, 2023 — Our Strategic Commitments and Goals for 2023-24
Following the September meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees, President Bloomberg announced the recently adopted strategic commitments and goals for the academic year. 

August 31, 2023 — Student Belonging and Success
President Bloomberg announced the formation of a new division at CSU: the Division of Student Belonging and Success. Dr. Tachelle Banks will serve as the inaugural Vice President of Student Success and Belonging, leading a new formation of existing student service programs. 

August 24, 2023 — Fall Welcome
In a video message, President Bloomberg welcomed new and returning students to Cleveland State and encouraged them to plan ahead for their success in the 2023-24 academic year.


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