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Les Cochran stages campus book signing

Published: Tue, November 12, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Leslie H. Cochran, former president of Youngstown State University, is returning to campus to promote his novel “Signature Affair.”

Cochran, president from 1992 to 2000, will make a variety of appearances during a seven-day promotional tour in the Youngstown area next week. Among the campus events will be a book-signing at the YSU Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and a faculty and staff gathering at 4 p.m. the same day in the Bresnahan Suites in Kilcawley Center.

The former president also will meet with current students and alumni of the Leslie H. Cochran University Scholars program at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Cafaro House residence hall on campus. The University Scholars program, founded while Cochran was president, provides 40 full-tuition, room and board scholarships annually to top academic students throughout the region.

He’ll also attend a book- signing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with an author presentation at 2:15 p.m. at the Butler Institute of American Art.

For information on the book, visit www.lescochran.com.

Cochran came to YSU after a dozen years as the provost at Southeast Missouri State University. He previously was professor, dean and vice provost at Central Michigan University, an instructor at Wayne State University and a teacher in the Detroit Public Schools.

Cochran and his wife, Lin, have lived in San Carlos Park, Fla., since 2004.


1kurtw(1821 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

Good to know the appearance dates- I'll be sure to go- a hand signed book by Les Cochran will no doubt have immense historical value someday. Could be a future item on "Antique Road Show".

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2kurtw(1821 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

You do have to admire Les' chutzpa. He spent all those years bleeding the University dry with his inflated salary- not to mention grandiose building projects- and now that he's become a novelist he wants a little more of our money as royalties. As I say, chutzpa!

Buying his book would definitely be a case of "throwing good money after bad". I say- wait till it reaches the Goodwill- which shouldn't take long (I remember the guy's speeches- if he writes the way he talks- the book ought to be a real snorer!).

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