Cleveland State University Names New President

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland State University trustees announced Tuesday that the school's interim president will become its new president.

Michael Schwartz has been serving as interim president since April. He was president of Kent State University from 1982 until 1990, and was one of the three finalists for the top job at Cleveland State.

Other candidates were Glenn Corlett, dean of the College of Business at Ohio University in Athens, and James T. Harris, president of Defiance College in northwest Ohio.

Schwartz was named to the interim post after university President Claire Van Ummersen announced she was leaving to become vice president and director of the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education.

Cleveland State has about 16,000 students.

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