The YSU board needs to do their homework on the probability of longevity in the presidency of their candidates. Dun leaving after just 7 months did more damage to the YSU image than what hiring a non-qualified candidate would ever do. The board should have had a better sense that Dunn was not going to last long based upon his roots. Tressel is an alumni of Akron, his wife an alumni of YSU. Either institution will at least find longevity/stability by hiring Jim. You cannot be an attractive choice to students/parents as a college that's known to change Presidency every year or two. The town of Youngstown, while trying to make progress and succeeding in some areas, is declining and has a black mark against it--it needs to pull out all the stops to get back to where it deserves to be.
April 12, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.