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Progress continues at a rapid pace on two new buildings slated to open later this year. A 100,000-square-foot addition to the Washkewicz College of Engineering will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for next-generation engineers. The new structure is at East 24th Street and Chester Avenue. A few blocks away, on Payne Avenue, construction of the first-ever dedicated facility for Campus International School (CIS) is well underway. The school will house 720 youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade. CIS is a collaboration between CSU and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

CSU’s Ohio Nu chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is officially back in business and is the largest fraternity on campus.

Ohio Nu was established in 1964 at the newly created Cleveland State University and was headquartered in a 100-year-old mansion on East 36th Street. During the 1980s, with student interest in Greek life declining, the fraternity house was sold, and the Ohio Nu chapter was closed in 1990. Since 2013, students and SigEp brothers have been working to recharter the Ohio Nu chapter. Instrumental in the successful rechartering effort were alumni Dave Huiett, BME ’66, the first Ohio Nu chapter president, and Bill Schutte, BBA ’71, president of the Ohio Nu Alumni & Volunteer Corporation. From their student days until the present, both have promoted Greek life on campus. Nearly 200 SigEp undergrads and alumni, as well as parents, friends and officials from CSU and SigEp headquarters, attended the chartering banquet in CSU’s Student Center.


Sanjay Putrevu, an experienced academic administrator and national expert on advertising and consumer behavior, has been named the new dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business, effective July 1. He also has been appointed as the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair. Dr. Putrevu previously served as dean of the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. Read more on the CSU website >>

Also in this Issue...

On the Road with CSUAA

It was fun in the sun – five times over – when the Alumni Association traveled to Texas, Florida and Arizona to engage with graduates at special events. Read more >>

Campaign is Over-the-Top Success

Publicly launched two years ago, ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University, was the first-ever fundraising effort of its kind for the University. Its ambitious goal: $100 million to support student success through scholarships and expand the many initiatives already in place to help students stay in school, graduate and use their knowledge and skills to succeed in their careers and in their lives. Read more >>

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