Three finalists for YSU president to visit campus

Staff report


The three finalists for Youngstown State University president begin visiting campus today.

Randy J. Dunn will visit first today, followed by James D. Moran III Monday and William R. Decatur on Wednesday.

Each will attend open forums with the faculty, academic chairmen and chairwomen and academic senate leadership; forums with students and the university community; and dessert receptions at Stambaugh Stadium with community members, by invitation.

Cynthia E. Anderson, university president since 2010, will retire July 1, ending a four-decade career at YSU.

She was the university’s first woman, first Mahoning Valley native and first YSU graduate selected president in the university’s 104-year history.

Dunn, who has a doctorate in education, is president of Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

He previously served as Illinois’ state superintendent of education and worked as a professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Moran, who has a doctorate, is vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in Harrisburg, Pa.

He formerly served as interim president of Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa., and worked as assistant vice president for academic affairs in the University of Tennessee System Office.

Decatur, who has a juris doctorate degree, is executive vice president for finance and administration of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

He formerly worked as senior vice president of finance and administration at Ohio University, executive vice president and interim president at the University of Toledo and as vice president of finance and administration at Georgia State University.

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