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Dr. Ronald Berkman
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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.

Entries by Dr. Ronald Berkman

Why Cleveland, Ohio Is Making Headlines

(4) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Forbes recently included Cleveland among the 15 U.S. cities with emerging downtowns. The New York Post said, "Cleveland is seeing a revival." Fortune Magazine went so far as to call Cleveland a "new Brooklyn," comparing three of our trendiest neighborhoods to Williamsburg.

I appreciated Cleveland State student Evan Schultz's

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Delivering Better Health Care to Urban Communities

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 5:22 PM

An alarming shortage of primary care physicians that is expected to multiply over the next decade has ignited concerns among many urban communities, where access to health care has already dipped to historic lows. In Cleveland, where the health care industry drives much of the region's economy, many urban neighborhoods...

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