has announced a $3.6 million gift from the and the Mandel Supporting Foundations.
The gift will create the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Honors College, which will enroll more than five hundred students from CSU's University Honors and University Scholars programs. The gift also will fund a chair in humanities, an endowed position to be held by the dean of the new college; provide funding to renovate the exterior of the building in which the college, the university's ninth, will be housed; and establish a scholarship fund for students enrolling in the college.
"The establishment of the Mandel Honors College marks a transformative moment in the history of Cleveland State University," said CSU president Ronald M. Berkman. "A permanent endowment will provide scholarship support to the best and brightest of a talented group of students who are the region's future civic, business, and nonprofit leaders as well as provide greater opportunity for our faculty to work together in interdisciplinary collaborations. The planned external renovations will provide a tangible example of the foundations’ generosity."