Roland S. Martin named Commencement speaker at Central State

Award-winning and multifaceted journalist Roland S. Martin will be the Commencement speaker at Central State University located in Wilberforce, Ohio on May 4.

Martin is a nationally syndicated columnist and a commentator for TV One Cable Network who has won numerous awards, including regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television News Directors and top reporting honors from the National Association of Black Journalists.

He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism.

About Central State University:

Founded in 1887, Central State University academically prepares students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs for leadership and service in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.


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Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.