Two Women Candidates for the Presidency of Central State University

Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, has announced four candidates for president. Two of the four finalists are women.

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond is the former provost and vice president of academic affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore. Previously, she was dean of the School of Education and Human Performance at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Delaware State University. For the past year she has served as the lead consultant for higher education for H&H Educational Consultants.

Dr. Jackson-Hammond is a graduate of Grambling State University. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a doctorate in education from Grambling.

Helen E. Jones-Kelley is on the faculty of the Public Policy Institute’s Center on Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. From 2009 to 2011 she was the special assistant to the president for external relations at Central State University.

Jones-Kelley is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the University of Dayton School of Law.

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