seriouslee...YSU is not a "sorry institution," but has lacked strong leadership since 2007. And I think most would agree that the BoT is clueless.
April 16, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.
Seriouslee..I agree with much of your post, but remember...it's nearly impossible to fill a president's position in such a short time. At YSU, they can't even hire a secretary's position in less than five months. From what I've seen, I believe there are a very few excellent candidates on this list, but they have submitted applications and have interviewed elsewhere. In the real world (and I know that's not Youngstown), people apply for and accept positions in other parts of the country all the time. Even tho YSU got stung by Randy Dunn, I would rather hire a strong candidate from the "outside" than a weak candidate from within.
April 16, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.
It's an interesting list to be sure. Several physicians, several fired presidents. At least one is a finalist for a president's position in the SUNY system and at least two have applied for the Univ. of Akron job. Yeah, I think the fix is in.
April 14, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.
....and on the seventh day of his presidency, Tressel will bring the steel mills back to Youngstown, and the good people of Youngstown will live happily ever after!
April 12, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.
Of course the Board should treat all applicants equally...why is this news? But then, consider the source. Dr. Garg...methinks thou dost protest too much.
April 5, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
You are delusional if you think any college campus can guarantee the safety of student.
March 28, 2014 at 8:40 a.m.
dumb, you are wrong about akron's financial debt...they are in far worse shape that ysu, to the tune of 24 million. akron went on a massive spending spree a decade ago. see below.http://www.plunderbund.com/2013/08/21...
March 23, 2014 at 9 a.m.
What a crock of horse manure! During last year's presidential search, the search committee was limited to BoT members, along with a few community members, one ex-administrator, and one current faculty member. The candidates they eventually put forth were "interesting" choices. Two of the three were weak candidates at best (and in my opinion, presented themselves poorly during campus and community meet and greets)...and the third was Dr. Randy Dunn. And we see how that worked out....
The University is crying out for strong, capable leadership. I have very little faith in this Board of Trustees. While they are fiddling with their micromanagement of the University, Rome burns.
March 12, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.
The Board of Trustees shares much of the blame here. In last year's search for a new president, the board chose to operate in a secretive manner. Those on the search committee included only current members of the board, one ex-administrator and one current faculty member. No students? No staff? No union representation? No deans?
After the search, the board presented 3 candidates to the campus and outside community. One candidate was embarrassingly unqualified; the other imploded during on campus interviews. Dr. Dunn was the only candidate the board could have chosen. It has also been suggested that the board did not fully inform Dr. Dunn of the university's financial situation until Dunn assumed the presidency.
For years, the board has turned a blind eye while those in power promoted friends to high and mid-level administrative positions, even if other individuals interviewing for those positions had more advanced degrees and greater, more relevant experience. Now the board wants to micromanage decisions on all new hires. Duh. A little too late.
I'm not so sure Dunn saw the handwriting on the wall and opted to save himself. I doubt Dr. Dunn will leave much of a legacy at YSU. However, I fear that the board's chronic ineptitude may do far more damage to the university and community than Dr. Dunn's decision to leave.
February 24, 2014 at 9:35 p.m.
Okay......ODNR bought by Halliburton
February 18, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.