The controversy over the choice of Congressman Bill Johnson as the next Youngstown State University President selection is expected to continue as students and alumni plan to speak out against the process used by trustees to make that selection.

According to a news release from Youngstown Solidarity, a representative from the YSU Students and YSU alumni will voice their concerns to trustees, calling the appointment of Johnson "illegitimate."

“YSU-OEA, as professors and mentors to our students and alumni, are proud of our YSU graduates, who continue to push back against the secretive process that led to this divisive appointment,” Mark Vopat, YSU-OEA faculty union president, said. “The fallout from this process and appointment has been swift and overwhelming and we hope that our alumni are heard and that the board changes course to mitigate the damage caused.”

The public comment meeting will be held on Dec. 6 at Tod Hall at 11 a.m.

An open public comment meeting will be held on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. and both groups are expected to join a rally against Johnson before the meeting is held.