Alumni pen letter demanding YSU trustees take back Johnson job offer
The fallout continues after YSU's board of trustees offered the president's job to Republican congressman Bill Johnson this past week. Saturday, several YSU alumni sent a letter to the trustees demanding they rescind the offer and conduct a new search.
They posted a lengthy letter on Facebook arguing that Johnson's policies as a congressman go against the university's diverse student population.
The letter calls for a presidential search "that involves the university at large, permitting input from faculty, staff, students and alumni".
A campus protest is planned for Monday at noon outside Tod Hall - where the president's offices are.
Johnson said in a short statement that he has not decided whether to accept the offer.