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YSU Prof. Martin Abraham tapped for Western Illinois provost and VP

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Youngstown State University professor Martin Abraham is moving on to another job and another university after twelve years at YSU.

Abraham, who is also a former provost at YSU, has been named provost and academic vice president at Western Illinois University, effective July 1.

As provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Illinois, Abraham will serve as the chief academic officer of the University with responsibility for academic and internal leadership.

Abraham has been a professor of civil/environmental and chemical engineering at Youngstown State University since 2007.

He served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Youngstown from 2015-2018.

Previously, he was the interim provost from 2014-2015 and founding dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from 2007-2014.

Before coming to YSU, Abraham held several positions at the University of Toledo from 1996 until 2007.

Dr. Abraham expressed disappointment when he was not selected as finalist in the search for YSU President, which ultimately resulted in the selection of James Tressel in 2014.

Since then Abraham has been considered for posts at other universities, including Chancellor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and Clarion University President.

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