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Trumbull commissioners: Tressel is no ‘Runaway Bride’

Published: Thu, February 20, 2014 @ 8:39 p.m.

Same firm to perform new presidential search

Same firm to perform new presidential search; Tressel support grows


The firm that conducted the search for outgoing Youngstown State University President Randy J. Dunn has agreed to do another search for free, but trustees haven’t decided how they will proceed.

Trustees met behind closed doors Thursday, talking to representatives of the firm AGB Search but didn’t make any decisions.

Because Dunn announced his resignation after only seven months on the job, the firm will do another search at no charge to YSU. The university, though, still will have to pay for expenses. Dunn’s resignation is effective Aug. 16. YSU had spent nearly $109,000 in the search that resulted in Dunn’s appointment.

Meanwhile, Trumbull County commissioners have added their names to the list of people recommending Jim Tressel become YSU’s ninth president.

“Not only is Jim Tressel a household name throughout Ohio, he has a following because of his ability to lead and inspire people he comes in contact with. His love of YSU and commitment is demonstrated by his $1 million donation to YSU several years ago. Will any of your prospects demonstrate that kind of commitment and allegiance to YSU?” the commissioners wrote in a letter to the YSU trustee board.

Read more in Friday’s Vindicator.


1Seriouslee(148 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Ummm does it occur to any of these folks that the fact that he gave $1 million to YSU might be a reason NOT to make him president?
Yes, let's hire the guy who was fired for violating the rules of the body that governed his profession because he gave us money.
Can't imagine why people think Youngstown is a corrupt, crony-filled, old-boy network.

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2ytownsfinest50(12 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Jim Tressel is a hero to the Mahoning Valley. He made YSU football relevant and won a National Championship at Ohio State. However, he committed NCAA violations while he was the Head Coach in Columbus, and was also a key figure in the Ray Isaac/Mickey Monus scandal. Does YSU really need someone with a history of corruption to be it's leader moving forward? I'm sure many will say that the good he has done outweighs the bad, and I may even agree with that. Nonetheless, there have to be other candidates out there who are just as qualified but bring less baggage.

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