MEDIA ADVISORY: Dr. Michael Schwartz Celebration of Life to Be Livestreamed on Feb. 8

The public is invited to attend the ceremony co-hosted by Cleveland State University and Kent State University in person or online

Cleveland State University and Kent State University will co-host a celebration of life for Dr. Michael Schwartz on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom (third floor of CSU’s Student Center). Doors will open to the public at 2:30 p.m.

Those who wish to pay their respects but cannot attend in person are invited to view the event via livestream.

Watch the livestream.

Dr. Schwartz, who served as CSU’s fifth president and Kent State’s ninth president, passed away on Jan. 2 at the age of 86. For anyone interested in making a gift in his memory, the family encourages donations to either Cleveland State’s or Kent State’s Endowment Funds.

To learn more about the Feb. 8 celebration of life for Dr. Michael Schwartz, visit this page.

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About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution located in the heart of Northeast Ohio with 14,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools, and more than 175 academic programs. Find more information at or contact

About Kent State University

Kent State University is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. The university also holds the esteemed distinction of being one of only five institutions in Ohio to be recognized as an R1 top-tier research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. The university has a global footprint with eight campuses throughout Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites around the world, including New York City; Florence, Italy; and Curitiba, Brazil. Kent State offers award-winning student support services that help students succeed. Its diverse student body comprises more than 33,500 students, including more than 2,000 international students from 101 countries, and the worldwide alumni family exceeds 273,500. Kent State provides transformational educational experiences and leads with its values, which include kindness, respect and freedom of expression.

For more information about Kent State, visit

Media Contacts:
Reena Arora-Sánchez, Cleveland State University,, 216-302-9127
Emily Vincent, Kent State University,, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Thursday, January 25, 2024 11:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2024 11:36 AM
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