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Sunday, September 08, 2019 1:40 pm

University's first female president announces resignation

Associated Press


WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The first female president of Central State University in Ohio will step down at the end of the school year.

The Dayton Daily News reports Cynthia Jackson-Hammond announced Thursday she will resign after eight years as president of the historically black school in Wilberforce.

Board of Trustees chairman Mark Hatcher says Jackson-Hammond's tenure "has undoubtedly marked a period of growth and prosperity for our University."

The school under Jackson-Hammond's watch has improved its struggling finances and has begun to reverse a drop in enrollment.

A statement says the school will appoint a committee to conduct a national search for her replacement. A final candidate is expected to be chosen sometime early next year.


Information from: Dayton Daily News.