I love all of this chatter about Tressel being a capable administrator--pretty easy when your department is revered and you don't really have to stay on budget. A capable administrator would have a deeper understanding of and greater respect for the rules of the body his department operates under (NCAA). His job at Akron is totally made-up fluff just to give him some administrative credentials. Look at some of the comments on Ohio.com from people who actually work with him at Akron--they'd love for him to leave for YSU.
April 16, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.
I agree Abe--but one has to take this back to the BOT. Why would you rush this search when you could appoint an interim and take the time to do it right? Then to publicly state that they want to do this as quickly and as cheaply as possible sends a pretty clear message to anyone who knows the field of higher ed that this is a sorry institution led by a clueless BOT.
April 16, 2014 at 9:56 a.m.
Or, you could see it this way: "Carpetbaggers" might be truly visionary leaders who could see the university with fresh eyes and bring much needed change to a dysfunctional and deteriorating institution. The Tressel camp and local "icons" who support the "insider" mentality are part and parcel of an entrenched culture of cronyism, nepotism and pay-to-play politics, a mindset that has held the valley back for decades. The fact that so many unqualified candidates have applied for the presidency shows just how bad the reputation of the university is--in the real world of real universities, Deans, retired profs, charter school management execs, would not even think they have a chance at becoming president of a university, but this BOT is so ignorant of how real universities work, and has so badly damaged the reputation of YSU that these people probably have a good chance.
April 16, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
April 15, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.
Yeah, then we could still have segregation in the South too!
April 14, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
So, just for fun, google some of these gems--I did four--Allen Sessoms fired from president's job in D.C. Hamid Shermani, fired, votes of no confidence, Richey and Sessoms both charter school management execs. Again, what does this tell you about the stature of the university under this BOT, oh and as far as I can tell, Cafaro is a chiropractor? Well at least this list will make it easier for them to put the fix in for Tressel.
April 14, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.
The caliber of candidates on the list (posted on wfmj and wkbn) speaks directly to the destruction of the reputation of the university at the hands of this inept Board of Trustees.
April 14, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.
I get so tired of hearing about Tressel's excellent "administrative skills." Pretty easy to be an administrator when you have a huge budget and crazed fanaticism over the program you operate (football) or a lightweight position is created for you by starstruck trustees (U Akron).
April 12, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.
As I said earlier, anyone who CAN leave YSU WILL leave because the Board of Trustees is grossly incompetent--smart people see the direction, or lack thereof, they are taking the school.
April 8, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.
Uh and yet both Garg and Meshell have publicly said that Tressel would be a great president and they hope he applies. This incompetent BOT needs to be removed. They've tanked any hope for a decent search before it even started. Notice how anyone that can leave-- is leaving YSU--expect more.
April 5, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.