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Two more YSU deans in job hunt

Published: Mon, April 7, 2014 @ 6:53 p.m.


Two more high-level Youngstown State University officials are job hunting.

Shearle Furnish, who’s been the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for nine years, and Bryan DePoy, dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication since 2009, both have been finalists for positions at other universities.

DePoy is one of three finalists to be dean of the University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He couldn’t be reached.

Furnish was a finalist for the provost position at West Virginia State University. He said he didn’t get that job but has applied to be provost and vice president for academic affairs at YSU.

Furnish said he wants to progress in his career and he’s at a time “where I do this now or not at all” in order to give significant years of service to a new job.

The two deans are the latest at YSU to leave or consider leaving in recent weeks.

Read more in Tuesday's Vindicator.


1Attis(1117 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Has anyone in the YSU administration or trustees have any integrity at all? How about commitment? Or are these all just a bunch of self-serving careerists who jump at the next fling they see? This whole gang in the suites needs to be removed and replaced with actual professionals who are committed to the education of others in this area rather than the promotion of self whether the highest bidder is.

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2NoBS(2688 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Attis - where are those new "professionals" going to come from? They're going to have to leave other universities!! But, but, but, they can't do that!! That's self-serving careerism!! Or is it only self-serving when you don't like it?

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3lemmingsfollowblindly(138 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Anyone who can jump ship will.....YSU is more worried about a floundering football program then anything else....I believe one upper level said they have to prop it up because students need (this is great) "entertainment" YA ok sure ....All the students these days are glued to social media and phones...

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4billdog1(5605 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Everybody has a choice to look further for advancement. It's a shame that so many must not have that option that they would think this is wrong. This is the norm for CEO's, COO's and the like. Many at YSU, Kent, Akron, CSU, etc... are not from the area and want to return to their hometowns. I don't find that bazaar. Profs at YSU are not making big bucks as far as their professions are concerned. Go on line and look at some of these salaries and will be shocked at what they are being paid for have their $70,000 worth of education.

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