YSU trustee search on fast track


Youngstown State University’s hunt for its ninth president is on a fast track.

The Presidential Search Committee expects to narrow the list of 38 applicants for university president at a meeting Tuesday. The committee, comprised of university trustees, will meet this afternoon to review the applications.

“We will see how we do,” said Dr. Sudershan Garg, trustees chairman. “I’d like to get to at least six to eight. We did it last time the same way. The total field is about 38. Out of 38, the search firm put 10 or 11 people in the A category.”

The firm, AGB Search of Washington, D.C., divided applicants into three lists. The first list is those that meet the qualifications of university president. The second is those that don’t meet all of the criteria but who some trustees may still want to consider and the third list is those who don’t meet the criteria, Dr. Garg said.

Those picked will be slated for interviews via Skype on Saturday.

“We’d like to expedite the process as soon as possible,” he said.

The Skype interviews, conducted by in private by board members on campus, will begin Saturday morning.

“Hopefully we’ll get the number down to three finalists,” the chairman said.

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