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UNC Wilmington Chancellor interviewing for YSU president today

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The second of three remaining candidates for the presidency of Youngstown State University is on campus today as part of the interview process for the post.

Gary L. Miller, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington is meeting with students, faculty, trustees and reporters, much like Jim Tressel did on Monday during his visit to the YSU campus.

In his application letter to the consultant conducting the search for YSU President, Miller said that universities are increasingly expected to become more relevant and connected to their communities amid heightened scrutiny and declining resources.

Acknowledging the departure of Dr. Randy Dunn after only seven months as university president, Miller said he is extremely sensitive to the need to work collaboratively to reset strategy and rebuild momentum.

Miller also covered the issue of raising money for the university, calling himself a seasoned "fund/friend raiser", with success in three major capital campaigns.

Dr. Miller has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University, as well as Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the College of William and Mary.

Before becoming Chancellor at UNC Wilmington in 2011, Miller was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at Wichita State University from 2006 to 2011.

He was a biology professor and dean at University of the Pacific from 2002 to 2006.

Miller chaired the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2002, where he also served in various capacities as professor of biology from 1988.

He also taught zoology at Weber State University from 1985 to 1988.

Miller will address a public forum at the trustees meeting room at 2:00 p.m. today

The third YSU candidate, President and Professor of English at Southern Oregon University, Mary Cullinan is scheduled to visit the campus on Wednesday.

21 News is offering a live stream of all YSU candidate's forums on wfmj.com and on mobile devices using our iPhone and Android apps.

YSU trustees are expected to meet on Thursday and make a recommendation to the company hired to conduct the search for president. The search company would make the offer to the selected candidate.

You can find more about candidates for YSU president by clicking on this link.
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