Today’s students will one day join a talent pool and workforce that includes thousands of CSU graduates who have been influencing and advancing society’s collective good for the better part of 50 years.

Rebounding from struggle

Not long ago Jamil Rahman was homeless. He enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and discovered a network that quickly...

Thank you for investing in our students. Your support is transforming lives, igniting hope and pulling dreams within reach.

Support CSU

No matter the size, each gift helps ensure student success. Thank you for making a gift in support of our students, our University and our region.

make a gift today

Board of Directors


Thomas E. Hopkins, Chair, MA 1982
Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President (retired), Human Resources
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Sarah C. Flannery
Thompson Hine LLP

Jeffrey A. Vavruska, Treasurer, JD 1986, BBA 1983
Chief Tax Officer
The Lubrizol Corporation

Janet L. Kramer, Secretary, MBA 1983
President (retired)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter


Anthony S. Bakale, CPA, BBA 1982
Partner, Tax Services Group
Cohen & Company

Theresa Carter
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

Lonzo "Lonnie" Coleman
President and CEO
Coleman Spohn Corporation

Jenice Contreras
Executive Director
Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development

Jerome Davis
Senior Director, Head of Sales
Equity Trust Company

James T. Deiotte, MBA 1984, BAA 1980
Executive Director
Master of Professional Accountancy Program, Rady School of Management

Daniel Fashimpaur, BA 1991, MBA 2005
Global Controller and Treasurer
Momentive Quartz

Myles Gallagher
President and CEO
The Superlative Group, Inc.

Brian Gevry, BA 1990
CEO/Chief Investment Officer
Boyd Watterson Asset Management

Robert Gilmore
Partner, Chair of Labor & Employment Group
Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, LLP

David Gunning II
Member, Co-Chair
National Real Estate Practice, McDonald Hopkins

Richard A. Janus, MA 1977
Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer (retired)
Victory Capital Management Inc.

Gerald "Jerry" Jarzabek
Senior Vice President

Michael Jeans
President and CEO
Growth Opportunity Partners, Inc.

James Kandrac, BBA 1983
President and Founder
UCG Technologies (1987), Contract Guardian, Inc. (2018)

Ariane Kirkpatrick, BA 2010
AKA Team

Michael Klein
Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.

Thomas J. Kuluris
Liberty Development Company

Morton Q. Levin
The Levin Group, Inc.

James C. Mastandrea, BBA 1970
Chairman and CEO
Whitestone REIT

John J. Matejka, MBA 1981
Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

Michael Niederst
NM Residential

Thomas O'Toole, BA 1979, MA 1987
Executive Director, Program for Data Analytics
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Mary Grace Pattison, MBA 1984
Managing Director
PNC Capital Markets LLC

Carolyn Rains, MBA 1996
Senior Relationship Manager, Investment Solutions

Robert H. Rawson, Jr.
Retired Partner
Jones Day

Daria L. Roebuck, BS 1980
Vice President, Human Resources (retired)
ERICO International Corporation

Robert J. Rosing, MBA 1991
President and CEO
Dwellworks, LLC

Joseph M. Shafran
Chairman and CEO
Paran Management Co., Ltd.

Timothy Tramble
President and CEO
St. Luke's Foundation

Karen White
Senior Vice President, Community Relations & Corporate Initiatives


Lauren Rudman
President, Senior Director
CSU Alumni Association Board, GNCO, Inc.

David Reynolds
Chairman, Senior VP
Board of Trustees, KeyCorp

Dr. Laura Bloomberg
Cleveland State University

Director for Life

Ronald M. Berkman, Ph.D.
President Emeritus and University Professor
Cleveland State University

Michael Schwartz, Ph.D.
President Emeritus and Trustees' Professor, Cleveland State University
President Emeritus and Trustees' Professor, Kent State University

Emeritus Directors

Richard A. Barone
Chairman Emeritus

Anand "Bill" Julka, MS 1974
Ohio Collaborative

S. Lee Kohrman, Esq.
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, P.L.L.

Photo Gallery

1 of 22