Robert K. Yosay | posted Jun 20th 2014
Two nameplates sit on Jim Tressel’s presidential office on the second floor of Tod Hall at Youngstown State University. One bears his name with “Dedicated to Excellence” etched beneath it. The other reads, “There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don’t mind who gets the credit.” During his interviews for the YSU president’s job Tressel talked a lot about teamwork and making decisions by building consensus. Now he’ll have a chance to put that philosophy to work. Friday was Tressel’s first day on campus as acting president, his title through June 30 when Interim President Ikram Khawaja, who is on vacation, retires. Tressel becomes president July 1.