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YSU Trustees vote to increase tuition for students, announce new president's salary

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Exiting YSU President, Dr. Cynthia Anderson receives one more honor at her last meeting with the school's board of trustees; a proclamation renaming the student government suite in her name.

The board also welcomed in-coming president Dr. Randy Dunn, who promises a seamless transition.

"The university is just poised to really make a jump to continue this record of accomplishments," Dunns says.

Dr. Dunn and his wife, Rhonda, later met with the media at a separate press conference. He commented on the $94 tuition increase that was just approved by the board as part of its $177.2 million budget for 2014.

"I think it continues to adhere to this very strong tradition that YSU has had of high quality, high value; and with the level of increase that we're looking at for next year, I don't think we're violating that principle," Dunn says.

That increase will set tuition at $3,950 per semester, or $7,900 a year.

While YSU has been aggressive in getting grants and bringing in revenue, Dr. Dunn plans to improve those efforts even further.

"Really having ourselves staffed in sponsored programs and contracts administration in a way that is assistive and supportive of that faculty and staff who are going out and doing his work," Dunn says.

The board also approved Dr. Dunn's contract. He will be making $375,000 per year, which is $25,000 less than Dr. Anderson's yearly salary of $400,000. 

"That salary will be fixed for three years, and in the fourth year, the board will reasses him," says Sudershand Garg, chair of the board of trustees.

The last two YSU presidents lived off campus, however, Dr. Dunn and his family will live in the newly renovated Wick Pollock home.

He will begin his career at YSU on July 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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