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CSU President To Step Down

Monday, June 23, 2008 at 11:18 PM

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Michael Schwartz announced Monday that he will be leaving the presidency of Cleveland State University, at the end of next year. ideastream®'s David C. Barnett has more.

Michael Schwartz was brought in from Kent State in 2001 to fix a school that was in administrative disarray.  Under his watch, Schwartz helped stabilize CSU’s finances and mend some image problems.  Now, he says, it’s time for him to step back and make way for some new perspectives.

SCHWARTZ:  I thought maybe I was getting a little too close to it.  It’s come such a long way; It’s nothing like the university that was here when I came seven years ago. The time comes when you don’t see things as clearly as you should and you have to recognize that and know that it’s time for somebody else

Schwartz says he will return to teaching courses in educational administration.  The University plans to conduct a nationwide search for his successor.

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