Ex-YSU boss Cochran on Vindy Talk Radio 10 a.m. Monday

Leslie H. Cochran, former president of Youngstown State University, will be on Vindy Talk Radio at 10 a.m. Monday to promote his novel “Signature Affair.”

Vindy Editor Todd Franko will join radio host Louie Free in talking to the former YSU boss.

Click here at 10 a.m.

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

Per Cochran’s website, “Signature Affair” exposes the underbelly of academic life on a Midwestern college campus — the politics, sex and backroom machinations.

A sex-driven university president, Steve Schilling, takes the university to new heights. Everything is coming up roses.

He’s loved and respected by all. Behind this image is a troubled man unaware of his personal issues. He maintains five affairs loving each woman equally, treating her as if she’s the only one, exceeding her expectations in every way

Steve’s wife discovers his philandering ways. A young reporter takes a series of enterprising actions to undercover the truth. His world collapses and Steve struggles to save his career.



The Poland Library 4:00 PM


Barnes & Noble, Boardman 7:00 PM


Youngstown Rotary 12:00 PM


YSU Bookstore 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Faculty/Staff Event (Kilcawley) 4:00 PM

V2 Wine Bar 5:30 PM


Canfield Rotary, Noon.

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