CLEVELAND — Months after leaving office, former Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish has a new gig.
On Friday, Cleveland State University announced that Budish has been selected as the Mandel Public Service Executive in Residence (PSEIR) for CSU’s Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. Budish's three-year, time-limited term appointment will begin on May 31, 2023.
“Armond has the right background, history and has served Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Ohio with distinction,” Roland V. Anglin, Ph.D., Dean of the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education, said in a statement.
“Having his experience as a former elected official and senior leader will help us accomplish our mission—as well as advance our new college’s leadership and administrative capacity—to become an even greater force in public affairs."
Budish was selected following a national search for the position, which is funded by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. According to a release, the selection process "targeted leaders who were in the phase of their career where they can be a reflective practitioner, resource developer, instructor and a presence in regional public affairs."
In November 2021, Budish announced that he would not seek re-election for a third term as the Cuyahoga County Executive, the position he held from 2015-2022. He previously served as a four-term Ohio State Representative from the 8th district and served as Speaker of the House from 2009 to 2011.
Budish was succeeded by former University Circle Inc. president Chris Ronayne, who was elected as the new Cuyahoga County Executive in 2022.
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