WILBERFORCE — Central State University is a finalist in six award categories honoring excellence at historically black colleges and universities by HBCU Digest.
Finalists were selected from more than 175 nominations from across the country.
Central State was selected as a finalist for two of the most prestigious awards — HBCU of the Year and Female HBCU President of the Year. This is a consecutive-year recognition for President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, who garnered top honors as the recipient of the 2016 Female President of the Year award.
Selection as finalists in both of these categories is a direct indicator of outstanding leadership, effective collaboration between the administration, faculty and staff, and the progression of the institution, according to a release from the school.
University staff and students are finalists in the following categories: Sheba Harris (Female Coach of the Year); Freshman track team member Juan Scott (Male Athlete of the Year); Women’s basketball (Women’s Team of the Year); and Aliou Diouf, 2017 graduate (Male Student of the Year).
HBCU Digest is a national publication dedicated to covering historically black colleges and universities. The winners will be announced at the Seventh Annual HBCU Awards ceremony Friday, July 14 in Washington, D.C.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.