Good luck to Pres. Tressel, he will need it. It is really a sad story at YSU with these looming layoffs. 15 people with lots of years of service, some of them close to retirement, now being kicked out of their job. With all the waste at YSU, this is just disgusting. There are way too many assistants to assistants to assistants to the top administrators who can't seem to do their jobs. So much of this is totally unnecessary. How about cutting some of those jobs?? Won't happen because the people making the decisions as to what to cut are guess what . . . administrators. They will never cut their own, just the ACE jobs. So disgusting.
June 17, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.
YSU is top heavy. Year after year they continue to hire unnecessary administrative staff. These new administrators then need assistant administrators to do their jobs. It's shameful. Then when it's time to make cuts, where are they made? The lowest levels for the most part. Why? Because let's see.....who's making the decisions as to what jobs to cut? Of yes, of course, it's the administrators. Hmmmmm. Guess that's why ACE continues to lose members and the exempt administrators grow and grow. Why not make more cuts where it actually might make a difference, like all these unnecessary administrative positions??? It'll never happen. My heart goes out to all the staff losing their jobs after many years of service.
June 14, 2014 at 4:59 p.m.
I agree with jgm. You can say what you want about our previous administrations but at least they did everything they could to avoid layoffs. Early retirements helped a lot. Also restructuring. I know several people whose jobs were abolished and they were placed into other positions so they wouldn't be laid off. Where's the human factor in all this? There doesn't seem to be any consideration for people now. Dr. Khawaja's recent statements about the budget show no concern for the people losing their jobs. It's hard to watch administrators being hired at higher and higher salaries while they lay off the lowest levels
June 5, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.
ytownomg,I am supporting Mr. Tressel because he is now our next president. However, it is NOT ok that he lied and cheated and that we should look the other way because "everybody does it". I agree with Chessiedad that this type of attitude contributes to corruption. But we all make mistakes and I believe in second chances. I just hope that he has learned from these past mistakes and will prove to be a good leader for YSU.
May 19, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.
Kernaloftruth,I agree that it doesn't necessarily take a PhD to run the university and I really am hopeful that Tressel will be a great president. But regarding your comment "if he can survive at Ohio State . . .". He didn't survive at Ohio State remember? But let's put it behind us and just look to the future.Totally agree with your comments about Dunn and Anderson. What a wasted 4 years with those two.
May 10, 2014 at 8:33 a.m.
Have to agree with billdog. I was impressed with Miller. Tressel is just too programmed for me. Everything he said seemed so rehearsed. Just not buying it. And just because he will be a good fundraiser doesn't mean he will be able to solve all the financial problems. People act as if YSU will never have to worry about money problems if Tressel is President. That's garbage. Shrinking state revenue and dropping enrollment mean tough decisions will have to be made regarding programs and staff. No amount of schmoozing with the people that supposedly "matter" is going to change that.
May 6, 2014 at 6:09 p.m.
" . . .and he is admired by many in the community that matter." Walter, I hope that the Board of Trustees doesn't just taken into consideration these people you think matter so much. How about the students, faculty and staff of YSU? And let's hope that should Mr. Tressel become president, he will get the priorities straight.
April 15, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.
Agree with all of you except richardlewis. YSU police are police, NOT 'glorified security guards'. They are vital to keep our campus safe. I agree with the other posters about cutting the administrative costs on campus. Too many chiefs, not enough indians.
December 13, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.
maeby's comments are so true. why not leave some of these high paying administrative jobs vacant for a few more years instead of laying off the lowest paid people to save a few bucks? And yes, it will ruin their lives. Always take from the poorest so the rich can get richer.
September 27, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.
YSU cops are real cops. Yes, they carry a gun and they are required to have all the same certifications as ypd cops. Hope the layoffs are done fairly this time and not a witch hunt like last time when they targeted people they didn't like. It should be the most recently hired that are laid off not long term employees. and I agree with djechm. they need to stop hiring all the high salary administrators. Why aren't they laying off some of them? that is where the real waste is at YSU. and stop wasting money like on the Wick Pollock. shameful.
September 27, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.