YSU trustees back off earlier YEC decision

YOUNGSTOWN

The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees will allow Youngstown Early College to remain on campus during a three-year transition period that will see Eastern Gateway Community College take over YSU’s role in the program.

The trustees approved a transition plan today, essentially backing away from an earlier vote to terminate the university’s relationship with YEC as of June 30.

The early college program was launched six years ago as a joint project between YSU and the Youngstown city schools that allows selected high school students, in a campus setting, to take university courses while earning their high school diploma.

The trustees had cited cost as the primary reason for terminating YSU’s involvement in the program.

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