Strategic Priorities Hub

Welcome to our Strategic Priorities Hub!  

Cleveland State University is preparing for an exciting future by focusing its resources on 7 key priorities outlined in our Statement of Strategic Priorities.  You are cordially invited to learn more at a series of Town Hall meetings that will be held on the following days:

April 11
1:00-2:00 pm – Fenn Tower Ballroom (303)

April 17
8:30-9:30 am – Fenn Tower Ballroom (303)

April 18
4:00-5:00 pm – Student Center Ballroom

Additional presentations will be conducted at a regularly scheduled MASA meeting for staff on April 12 and a student luncheon with the President scheduled for April 11.

A Strategic Priorities Steering Committee has been formed to steer this effort, and various sub-committees will be tackling the directional goals in support of the 7 priorities. More information on the progress of these efforts will be available on this site following the Town Hall meetings.

Strategic Priorities Steering Committee

Jianping Zhu – Provost (Chair)
Richard Freeland – Advisor, former President, Northeastern University
Jeanell Hughes – Chief Talent Officer
Jim Bennett – Chief of Staff
Rob Spademan - Interim Vice President Enrollment, Chief Marketing Officer
Lee Fisher – Dean, Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Colleen McMahon – Associate Professor, Psychology
Allyson Robichaud – Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion
Roland Anglin – Dean, Levin College of Urban Studies
Bill Bowen – President, Faculty Senate

Submit your feedback, ideas or questions:  
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Read the full Statement of Strategic Priorities here: 
Statement of Strategic Priorities

Mission Statement 

Empowering Students. Creating Knowledge. Engaging Communities. Shaping Our World. 

Vision Statement

We will be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. We will be both:

  1. An anchor institution for Northeast Ohio, recognized for cutting-edge research, creative activity, and innovative collaborations that drive economic development and enrich the lives of our students and citizens, and;
  2. A beacon institution whose vitality attracts diverse and talented students, faculty, and staff from within and outside the region, thereby enhancing our distinctive and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.

Townhall Video