My daughter is a 2008 Cochran who graduated Magna Cum Laude in Chemical Engineering and was accepted for and then graduated from the prestigious Master of Brewing and Distillation from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and now works in a supervisory capacity in The Golden Malting area at Coors Brewing (Millers-Coors) in Golden,Colorado. Talk about a dream of a lifetime job. Don't ever believe that being a Cochran Alumni isn't a passport to you're dreams. How many dad's can say: my daughter is a Braumeister and distiller? Seriously? Don't mess with the program, it ain't broken.
August 16, 2014 at 12:30 a.m.
Another thought on a more serious note: Has anyone considered that by the nature of Tressel's NCAA suspension that he could never accept a Presidency of an NCAA sanctioned University. How do you separate a President from sports related contract approval, student athlete discipline, athletic budgets, athlete crime, athletic facility improvements and budgets, sports boosting and fundraising, sports endowment management and expenditures, even his appearance as to influencing anything sports would perhaps be a violation of his suspension. I do not believe anyone has considered this. A University president can't possibly be separated from sports even doing his job at a minimum. Let alone Tressel. This is a major question and the best person to ask on campus would be of all people: Ron Strollo. Tressel is not going to poke the NCAA this close to the end of his suspension, so the monied signers of the draft proposal had better have done their homework and found a reach around or instead of being leaders they will end up setting a goal to high and a fall too far for another let down for the valley and YSU. The unexpected consequences of acting before thinking, because you always think you're right. The only reason these people want Tressel is about his sports legend and persona, it's perhaps more so an unwanted cult of personality, how do you separate that from the Presidency and an NCAA suspension. I'm asking, have they? Tressel won't bite, nor should he if I'm right and this is not guaranteed to be resolved. If I'm Tressel, I don't want anybody risking my suspension terms and making it worse. Perhaps Tim Ryan and his $5 and a congressional resolution will be all that's needed. If Tressel is a no go, which second best candidate is going come in feeling like the #1 choice?
February 22, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.
Sauer 500kSweeney 500kDebartolo 500kMuransky 500kReese 500kZolden 500kCafaro 500kBruno 500kSaadey 500kMasternick 500kJaworski 500kJohnson 500kCovelli 500kKohli 500kThere's $7 million from those I think can afford it and if you add the $5.00 Tim Ryan puts in you'll only need an about $312,000 from the remaining signers.
February 22, 2014 at 12:49 p.m.
While I believe from a fundraising perspective, a 'Personality' appeal and the strong presence that Tressel would be a good choice, I personally doubt he will take the step 'back' to YSU. If he wanted to be here, he already would be here. Which is why I favor Ron Strollo, he's here, he'd stay here, he's far better qualified as President considering he's an accountant with years of experience from student relations, facilities and fundraising, he carries in his tool bag every tool needed to be President. However, I have this to say to the signers of the letter,If you want Tressel, you can have Tressel and here's how:Reach for your check books, and each write a check sufficient when combined to accomplish a 5 year total for the entire salary Tressel would require and then add to it the amount required to cause the Board to reverse the just announced 2.4% tuition increase just placed on YSU students and make sure it's enough to guarantee no tuition increases will occur for that 5 years of Tressel's contract. I figure if you pay Tressel $500,000. and come up with around 1.5 to 2 million a year to defer the tuition increase the most it could be is 10 to 12 million dollars, so if you monied well wishers and do gooders want Tressel as the best thing for YSU then the logical next best thing is to endow the University with the 12 million and you'll get what you want. Sounds like Ron Strollo is making more sense, or break out those checkbooks. Period. Oh yeah and you better get the deal in writing from the board.
February 22, 2014 at 12:31 p.m.
In other words, some digits are more important than other digits and digits in his opinion are what matters if digits matter to you. I get that.
February 18, 2014 at 12:40 a.m.
In my opinion in Youngstown, the lust for intellectual presidents is not a good or practical match, no offense intellectuals have tunnel vision and closed minds, I like practical people with social skills, intelligence and experience in the assorted fields, when it comes to management and that's what YSU needs not another smartest person in the room.
February 18, 2014 at 12:21 a.m.
Please save the University, say it, demand it. make it a commitment the logical choice, the best homegrown loyal choice, the one who went from boy to man in this community and has roots beyond compare; he's got alumni status, he's a proven leader, his loyalty is unquestionable, his management skills are proven, his thick skin is unquestionable, his intelligence is practical, he's a formidable opponent, he's a dominant presence, he;s an excelllent fundraiser, he's negotiated complex contracts, he's overseen amazing facility improvement, he's actually dealt with students and student issues including problems, his only employer is basically YSU, talk about loyalty, he's a magnificent public representative (you'd rub elbows with him way before the last 3 presidents, trust me), He's everything a community, who cared about themselves, and believed a homegrown hard working honest football hero could become and his name is Ron Strollo. Say it Youngstown. Demand it Youngstown. It's your last chance at making a difference and having your voice heard. I know enough about Ron Strollo to give him a chance to do what the inside the box intellects on the board of regents fail to see in their forest of trees, it doesn't take genius to recognize the obvious. And oh yea, you geniuses think looking for the best eliminates our own community of being good enough to produce the best. I say NO! No matter what, I would bet my sacred honor that if Ron Strollo was offered and accepted the YSU Presidency that he would fulfill it honorably. Say it, Ron Strollo. If not him, who? If not now, when? Ron Strollo.
February 18, 2014 at 12:13 a.m.
Throw him out now. Let the position go vacant until a new President can be selected. I myself think the best and most obvious candidate and eminently qualified as being a local dedicated native with years of dedicated service and management experience, a commitment to the valley, an excellent fundraiser, knowledgeable to the demands of sports in the community, intelligent, with a close connection to everything YSU is Ron Strollo. While I believe that it's time for Ron to move on as Athletic Director, this in no way detracts from him being the perfect choice for President. He brings an undeniable love and loyalty to YSU that compares to none. And he won't pack it off in 7 months and he won't buy $22,000. worth of porch funiture. Blue collar YSU alumni loyalist and experienced and smart enough for a job he was built for. Period,
February 17, 2014 at 9:31 p.m.
The best thing for YSU is to pick the best in house local candidate. While I am not impressed by his ability to be Athletic Director, the best and most loyal candidate for President of YSU is Ron Strollo. He's the best fund raiser, he's dedicated to the University, he's got plenty of management experience, he's not going to leave YSU for greener pastures, he can better influence everything YSU including sports as President, he's bright enough, he's local from head to toe, and he loves the University and the community. I say be done with the stupidity of the board and pick the best choice, I nominate Ron Strollo. Period.
February 17, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.
February 17, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.