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Jim Tressel gets contract extension from YSU trustees

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At Thursday's meeting of  the Board of Trustees of Youngstown State University the first order of business was to approve a contract extension for YSU President Jim Tressel.

It's a one year extension to June of 2018, but also includes a provision for three additional one year extensions. 

The chair of the YSU trustees, Carole Weimer,  says that Jim Tressel has exceeded their expectations.

"This President has performed unbelievably in very challenging times in higher education and specifically at YSU. He has turned around our budgetary issues, he has done an outstanding job of recruiting students," Weimer said.

President Tressel says he's glad o be staying at YSU to continue the challenges of higher education.

"I'm excited to have a chance to see if we can keep trying to increase our excellence. Keep working towards it being a great place to work, a great place to go to school, a great place to cheer for, and  a great place to impacted by as I like to believe we impact the entire valley," said Tressel.

Trustees say Tressel declined a pay increase in the new contract and will retain his annual salary of $300,000.

Tressel repeated that he has no intention of returning to coaching and also that he has no aspirations for statewide political office.

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