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University of Akron does not choose Tressel for President

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AKRON, Ohio - The University of Akron Trustees met in special session Thursday afternoon and voted to select Dr. Scott L. Scarborough as the new president of the university.

Dr. Scarborough currently is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.

Former Ohio State and Youngstown State University football coach Jim Tressel was one of three remaining candidates for the Akron post, and is still one of three candidates for president of Youngstown State University.

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.

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.

Miller is one of five finalists for Chancellor at the University if Wisconsin at Green Bay according to the school's website.  Miller is expected to make a campus visit and take part in a public forum on Friday, May 16.

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

Miller, along with 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.

Some controversy preceded Cullinan's interview at YSU when it was revealed that she had been the subject of no confidence vote by the Faculty Senate at Southern Oregon.  Cullinan survived the vote, saying it came at a time when the university was involved in labor contract negotiations.

Three unions representing faculty, police, professional and administrative employees on the YSU campus have endorsed Tressel for the YSU post.

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

More information is available on  Dr. Scarborough by following this link.

Stay connected with 21 News and wfmj.com for more on this developing story.
  

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