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YSU trustees emerge without comment on presidency

Published: Thu, May 8, 2014 @ 12:19 p.m.


The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee emerged after four hours of executive session today, and made no comment on a recommendation for the university’s next president.

Dr. Sudershan Garg, board of trustees president, said trustees do not yet know the next step. The trustees make up the search committee.

Trustees at the University of Akron will meet in executive session this afternoon for the next step in their presidential process.

The universities’ searches have something in common besides timing: Jim Tressel.

The former head football coach at YSU and Ohio State University, who is now UA’s executive vice president for student success, is a finalist for president at both institutions.

Gary L. Miller, chancellor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and Mary Cullinan, president of Southern Oregon University, are the other YSU finalists.

The other UA finalists are Ronald A. Nykiel, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md.; and Scott L. Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at The University of Toledo.

UA trustees also have meetings scheduled for Monday and May 19.

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1Attis(879 comments)posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Fine, let both of them have him. Since his coronation will break the common practice of having college presidents hold a doctorate, then why not break a few more rules. Crown him Pez of both UA and YSU. If Obama can be President of 50 states and Kasich Governor of 88 coutnies, then maybe Tressel could be President of multiple Ohio colleges hungry for a fundraiser at the top and academic standards without a bottom.

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2Seriouslee(100 comments)posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

They don't know their next step? That's great leadership.

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3pulaskifarm(26 comments)posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

.........................................................Tressel has mastered management, period!
..................................................Hire the SOB!
.....................................................For him, running a university, ner'trivial.

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all. 
- Michelangelo

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4Seriouslee(100 comments)posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

This from the Akron paper:

“It’s nice to see that we’re all on the same page. It’s always nice to have the president come in with solid support,” said Steve Weeks, a biology professor who heads the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors. “To be honest we we’re hearing lots of rumors that it was going to be Tressel. That was the only candidate that we deemed to be unacceptable. He just didn’t have the background at the moment.”

It's about more than a Ph.D or not, despite what the local media tells you.

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