Ronald M. Berkman was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees as President of Cleveland State University on April 26, 2009. Dr. Berkman came to CSU from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami where he served most recently as Provost, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Berkman has extensive experience in the public policy arena, including his leadership of the Empowerment Zone projects in New York City and Miami, directing the Public-Private Partnership Initiative for the US Conference of Mayors, directing the National Urban Summit and Governor Bush’s Health Care Summit.

In his fifth year at CSU, he has established the University as a prominent and innovative force in higher education, public and private partnerships and urban development.