President's Welcome

Dear Student-Athlete,

I chose Cleveland State because I found it to be an excellent and dynamic school with amazing history and traditions. A very big part of that is our athletic program. As you enter the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium the first thing you see is the Cleveland State Athletics Hall of Fame. The former athletes and supporters pictured there represent the very best of our athletic programs over the past 47 years. They serve as role-models for all athletes who come to Cleveland State to participate in one of our sport programs. 

When you come to Cleveland State you come to a community that places high value on achievement and excellence – both on the court/field but also in the classroom. Student athletes make a major impact on our campus. At Cleveland State you are provided a great opportunity to reach both your academic and athletic goals. This reminds me of a quote from John F. Kennedy who said: “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” We have great expectations for our student athletes. We are proud that you have chosen to be part of this fine community. We look forward to sharing your successes with you.

Dr. Bill Seymour
President