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Dunn could leave YSU by March 31; Provost Khawaja likely interim president

Published: Sun, March 2, 2014 @ 7:54 p.m.

Dunn could leave YSU by March 31; Provost Khawaja likely interim president

Staff report


Youngstown State University trustees will meet this week to discuss an earlier departure for outgoing President Randy J. Dunn.

“I think it may be by the end of March,” said Dr. Sudershan Garg, chairman of YSU trustees.

The meeting is set for Wednesday, and Garg expects it initially will involve the board, who likely will then ask Dunn to join them.

An agreement would have to be worked out between Dunn and the university to allow the earlier exit.

Dunn, president since July, announced Feb. 17 that he would leave YSU for the presidency of Southern Illinois University. Aug. 16 is the effective date of his resignation, the required six months’ notice under his contract.

But Dunn said he would leave earlier if YSU trustees named a replacement and wanted him to go sooner.

If an agreement is reached, trustees likely would appoint Ikram Khawaja, provost and vice president for academic affairs, as interim president.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


1handymandave(474 comments)posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

YSU could run the university with just a board of trustees and save thousands of dollars and hopefully quit raising tuition every year. Raising tuition is not helping populate the university with new students, it's scaring them away to other alternatives.

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2pwhite1027(106 comments)posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Dunn should agree to leave with no further pay. It's the least he could do to demonstrate some type, any type of respect for the institution. Clearly his mind an efforts are elsewhere.

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3theotherside(333 comments)posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Looks like Garg and BOT is getting the message. As long as Dunn is camped out on Wick Ave., donors will keep their wallets closed.

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