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YSU trustee search on fast track

Published: Mon, April 21, 2014 @ 12:50 p.m.


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.


1Seriouslee(149 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

That's it--let's do the most important search we've ever done as quickly and cheaply as possible!

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2redeye1(5678 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Sounds like another big screw up is coming by the way of the BOT . Just like the last time. They rushed and got screwed in the end. Maybe its time to get rid of the BOT and start fresh with a new board

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3billdog1(5942 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The big question will be, "Will you do as told, regardless of how inappropriate it is?"

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4papa1(711 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

this tells me they're pretty sure who it's going to be. trustees, just remember, let's move to the future, not the past.

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5kurtw(1829 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Well, they're getting better and better at it. Each time they have this "Dog and Pony Show" they say it's being run more efficiently than the time before- never mind the out come- last time they gave us a Weasel and a Carpetbagger- Randy Dunn- so who are we going to end up with this time? I say just bring in Alfred E. Neumann and be done with it- at least he doesn't resemble a Weasel.

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