Multiple sources have confirmed the Youngstown State University Foundation Chair Ed Muransky has resigned from his role with the non-profit charity on Monday.

According to sources, Muransky resigned at the beginning of the YSU Foundation meeting on Monday. The YSU Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that began in 1966 to offer student scholarships, student development, and career opportunities for those attending the university.

The Foundation was meeting Monday to discuss the letter that was drafted and sent out on Tuesday, expressing concerns to donors, friends, the YSU Board of Trustees, and the YSU community at large over “developments surrounding the YSU Presidential Search...”

The letter sent out stated, “We would have preferred a more inclusive process that represented the University’s students, faculty, and staff, along with its donor base, supporters, and alumni.  During the past few days, many of these individuals have reached out to the YSU Foundation trustees to express their concerns and their reluctance to provide ongoing support moving forward.”

The foundation went on to say that it is its responsibility, in the best interests of the University and community, to raise concerns with the recent presidential search process and its effect upon the YSU Foundation’s exercise of its mission and did not call any specific action.

No reason was given according to those in attendance, but noted that Muransky resigned and left the meeting.

Muransky served as vice chair from 2020 through 2022, and as chair in May of 2022 until his resignation Monday.

His term as chair was scheduled to end in 2024.

21 News has reached out to Muransky but has not heard back as of the publishing of this story.