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In Memoriam

Posted March 17, 2019 in Articles

The Foundation mourns the passing of Henry J. Goodman and Sam Miller, whose legacies of leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy will continue to impact the University and the Northeast Ohio community. Both men served on CSU’s Board of Trustees.

Goodman was board chairman for five of his nine years. During his tenure, CSU saw considerable growth with Viking Hall, Krenzler soccer field, the Music and Communication building and Wolstein Center; doctoral programs in urban education and business administration; redevelopment of the East 17th/18th block; and much more. He also initiated Keyboard Conversations, now in its 31st year. An avid supporter of Vikings basketball, Wolstein Center’s Goodman Arena bears his name.

Miller, co-chair of Forest City, had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals and institutions around the world, including CSU. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009 and generously supported Radiance and its predecessor, the Moses Cleaveland Scholarship program. He fully understood that higher education is integral to developing the intellectual capital needed to drive the long-term success of Northeast Ohio. CSU bestowed honorary doctorates on Goodman in 2008 and Miller in 1999.

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