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Meet The Levin College’s Fall 2023 Valedictorian Taylor Lewis-Kerslake

Congratulations to Taylor Lewis-Kerslake for her selection as the Fall 2023 Valedictorian of the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. Lewis-Kerslake is a Journalism major and Digital Content Production minor in the School of Communication, where she serves as the Editor-In-Chief of The Cleveland Stater.

In this role, she manages a team of writers and editors, while also co-hosting the podcast Why I Love the Land: Sports.

“Lewis-Kerslake has been an anchor of The Cleveland Stater in Fall 2023 as Editor-in-Chief. She has deftly guided coverage, while managing a diverse group of reporters and editors. She has the trust and respect of everybody in the team, especially the adviser,” Dr. John Jirik, adviser to The Cleveland Stater shared.

In her Digital Content Production capstone, she created outstanding social media content for JOANN Fabrics and Crafts. Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, the instructor of that course, shared that Lewis-Kerslake’s content stood out among her peers because of the strategy, creativity, and attention to detail she brought to her quality of work.

“She is one of Cleveland State University’s finest students and represents what a successful college student should look like,” Thomas shared about Lewis-Kerslake.

Lewis-Kerslake is the first School of Communication Valedictorian since its joining with the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education in spring 2022.

“We are proud of Taylor’s accomplishments and her contribution to the school, the college, and CSU as a whole,” School of Communication Director Dr. Rob Whitbred stated.