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YSU Trustees set emergency meeting amid search for new president.

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown State University Trustees have called an emergency meeting for 7:30 a.m. Friday, and another meeting for 6:30 p.m. Monday night.

That word comes following a four hour closed-door meeting between members of the board on Thursday that ended with Trustee Chairman, Dr. Sudershan K. Garg offering no comment about what transpired, or what to expect next in the effort to fill the position of President.  Dr. Garg did say that no action was taken during the meeting.

Meanwhile, 21 News has learned that Gary L. Miller, one of three candidates being considered to become the next YSU President is also a candidate for administrative positions at two other institutions of higher learning.

According to the University if Wisconsin at Green Bay's website, a 23 member search committee has narrowed the list of candidates for chancellor down to five applicants including Miller, who is expected to make a campus visit and take part in a public forum on Friday, May 16. 

Miller is currently the chancellor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. 21 News reported earlier that Miller is also one of three finalists for the position of President at Buffalo State University in New York.

Miller, along with former OSU and YSU football coach Jim Tressel and Mary Cullinan, President and Professor of English at Southern Oregon University, are on the short list of candidates to lead YSU. All three were on campus earlier this week for interviews and meetings with students, faculty and trustees.

Three unions representing faculty, police, professional and administrative employees on the YSU campus issued a statement endorsing Tressel for the YSU post.

Tressel was also one of three finalists for president at the University of Akron, where trustees from Akron met in special, executive session Thursday afternoon.

University of Akron trustees voted to select Dr. Scott L. Scarborough as the new president of the university.

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




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