New Center to Help Black Men Prepare for College Is Proposed by Governor of Ohio

Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio has announced plans to establish the Leadership Center for African-American Males. The new research center will have its own faculty and will be supported with private funding. The goals of the center will be to get more black men to enroll in college in Ohio and also to provide support for black male college students so that they will stay in college and complete their degrees.

Eric D. Fingerhut, chair of the Ohio Board of Regents, has been given six months to come up with a plan for creating the center and building its endowment.