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Vice President's Welcome - Cleveland State Community College - Cleveland State Community College

Vice President's Welcome


Dear Student-Athlete,

Welcome to another great year of Cleveland State Athletics!  Our college has a forty-five year history of excellence in athletic competition, with many of our teams and players achieving success on the field or on the court.  We anticipate that this year will be a successful one for you personally, academically, and athletically.  The outstanding coaches and staff in Athletics and Campus Recreation, as well as faculty and staff across the campus, will do all they can to provide opportunities for you to be successful in all aspects of your life as a student-athlete.

Participation in intercollegiate athletics is quite an honor and speaks highly of your athletic achievements to this point.  With this honor comes a great responsibility on your part—to yourself, your teammates and coaches, and to the college.  Being responsible to and for yourself means giving your best as a student; take advantage of the opportunity you have to earn a college degree.  Make use of the Responsibility to your teammates and coaches means giving your best to your sport, not just during games, but also during practices and workouts.  Be the kind of teammate you want others to be for you.  Finally, responsibility to the college means representing Cleveland State—our students, our faculty and staff, and our community—in a positive manner through your behavior both on and off the court.

I hope that this will be a great year for you.  Embrace the opportunities and responsibilities that you have.  Strive to be successful in the classroom and on the field of competition.  I look forward to celebrating your success with you!

Go Cougars!

C. Michael Stokes

Vice President for Student Services