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Central State University Dr. Jackson Thomas

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Central State Unversity has named Dr. Jack Thomas it’s 9th President today.  Dr. Thomas is recognized internationally as a scholar and higher education administrator coming to Central State University from Western Illinois University and will succeed Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond in July.

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Dr. Thomas was officially appointed today before a large crowd of media, students, Central State University board members, his wife Linda Thomas (pictured above) and many more. He stated, “Like many of the current students, I too was a first-generation college student.”  Dr. Thomas also encouraged attendees by saying, “We must think big, dream big and achieve our goals as a university,  If our dreams don’t scare us, then they are not big enough!”

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After the press conference, Radio One’s DJ Misses, a Central State University Alumni, sat down with Dr. Thomas to talk about his plans for CSU, what he would change about education and even talked a little bit about music.

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