Report: Youngstown State University Board of Trustees has named James P. Tressel as its new school President. Tressel had also been a candidate at Akron (where he was serving as Vice President of Strategic Advancement). Jim Tressel had spent 15 years as a Coach at Youngstown State and now will serve as its 9th President.
“After fully examining each and every candidate and reviewing the input from hundreds of individuals across the campus and the community, the Board of Trustees believes Mr. Tressel is the right individual at the right time to lead Youngstown State University,” Garg said. “Mr. Tressel has the personality and leadership skills, in addition to widespread community support, to dramatically raise YSU’s profile and prominence across Ohio and the nation.”