Construction on Rhodes Tower, 1969. View image.
Cleveland State University celebrated its 47th birthday this month. December 17th marked the day in 1964 that the state of Ohio passed the legislation to create CSU. On the following day the same year, Governor James Rhodes officially signed that legislation and Cleveland State University became Ohio's seventh state university.
Go to A Brief History of Cleveland State University at our Cleveland Memory Project website for photos and more, or visit the University Archives in RT 310 to see actual artifacts from the University's early years.