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Tressel applies for YSU President's job

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Jim Tressel has submitted his application for the job of Youngstown State University President.

YSU Public Information officer for the office of the President, Ron Cole confirmed on Friday that the former YSU and Ohio State University football coach has applied for the vacancy.

Cole submitted the following statement attributed to Tressel:

"I am respectful of the presidential search process underway at both Youngstown State University and The University of Akron. Both University communities are a very meaningful part of my professional history. I feel grateful that people from both University communities have expressed interest in my application. I believe it's appropriate that I not comment any further during this part of the process."

Tressel is currently Executive Vice President for Student Success at the University of Akron, and is one of several applicants for the vacant president's position there as well.

Valley political, business and community leaders have been lobbying the YSU trustees to appoint Tressel to take the spot left vacant by Dr. Randy Dunn, who resigned after only seven months on the job.

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