“The university recognizes your sacrifices and endurance as you have reached your goal of becoming a graduate of Central State University,” Brooks said. We also recognize your family for their support, dedication, and prayers throughout your academic journey. We are so proud of you for the perseverance and resilience displayed during your matriculation through Central State University.”
During the virtual ceremony, the university will showcase several members of the 2021 graduating class through featured stories and photographs. The commencement speaker will be Jack Thomas, ninth president of Central State.
Central State welcomed students to campus in the fall in-person. Random COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff was conducted all year long.