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YSU names three finalists for university president

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has identified the following three finalists for the position:

Mary Cullinan
President and professor of English, Southern Oregon University.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

James P. Tressel
Executive vice president for Student Success, University of Akron.

Tressel, who is Akron's Executive Vice President is being championed by many local political, business, and other community leaders in the Valley to become YSU's next president.

Tressel is also is among three applicants being considered for the University of Akron presidential job. 

The three finalists will visit the YSU campus the week of May 5 for interviews and open forums.

 "We believe we have a highly qualified group of final candidates, and we look forward to them traveling to Youngstown, visiting our campus and meeting the people of the university and the community," said Sudershan K. Garg, chair of the YSU Board of Trustees.

In all, 37 individuals applied for the position. The Search Committee, comprised of nine members of the YSU Board of Trustees and two student members, interviewed six candidates Friday and Saturday via video-conferencing.

For more information on each of the candidates, including letters of application and vitas, visit the YSU Presidential Search website by following this link.  Details about the campus visits are also included on the website.
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