IN A FLASH: Celebrating Michael Schwartz

Todd Diacon speaking at the celebration of life for Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz, former president of Kent State University and Cleveland State University, was honored in a Celebration of Life event on Cleveland State's campus. 

Cleveland State President Laura Bloomberg

Representatives from both universities and Schwartz's family shared memories of his wit and passion for the transformative power of education. Speakers included Kent State President Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Cleveland State President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D., and Ken Schwartz, son of Michael and Joanne Rand Schwartz.


Michael Schwartz's family
Michael Schwartz's spouse, Joanne Rand Schwartz (center) and two of his children, Ken Schwartz (left) and Rachel Lynn Jones (right).

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 09:14 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:13 AM
Phil B. Soencksen
Photos by Bob Christy, senior photography coordinator, University Communications and Marketing