Central State University

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When Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination Wednesday night, she becomes the first graduate of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to join a major party ticket. That's a point of pride for many HBCUs, their students and alumni.

kamala harris
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

When Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination Wednesday night, she became the first graduate of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to join a major party ticket. That's a point of pride for many HBCUs, their students and alumni.

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Central State University is launching a technology education program and will serve as a regional hub for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the Midwest.

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Central State University in Wilberforce has installed Jack Thomas, Ph.D., as its ninth president. His selection was announced in February following a nationwide search and his tenure begins July 1.

Ohio's two historically black colleges are neighbors, both about an hour southwest of Columbus. But they are considering getting even closer by merging some operations.

Wilberforce University President Elfred Anthony Pinkard is calling this a "Collaborative Learning Arrangement" and "shared services relationship" with Central State University.