Historically Black Central State University and nearby Ohio State University recently entered into a new partnership.
Central State and Ohio State, located just an hour’s drive from one another, are collaborating in a few “jointly develop programs” that “…strengthens each University’s extension activities with an eye toward collaboration,” according to reports.
This new partnership, which had been in the works prior to the publicly made announcement on Thursday, Aug. 13, was only made possible when Central State achieved land-grant status recognition, trying for years to receive the federal designation that allows the university to expand its short and long-term vision goals focusing on sustainable agriculture, natural resources, food science and nutritional disparities and being federally funded.
“We all have the same mission, the same vision for the citizenry of Ohio…Our state will lead others in models of service,” said Central State President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, praising the new partnership between the two research universities.
“It just allows us to do a better job of fulfilling our mission of being a land grant institution. The faculty and staff are very excited to get started on developing joint programs,” said Ohio State President Dr. Michael V. Drake.
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