Tressel included in final three candidates for YSU President’s job

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee released the names of the final three candidates to succeed Randy Dunn as university president Monday: Mary Cullinan, Gary Miller, and Jim Tressel.

Cullinan is the president of English, Southern Oregon University. Miller is the chancellor, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Tressel is the executive vice president for Student Success, University of Akron.

The three finalists will visit campus the week of May 5 for interviews and open forums.

The university has been searching for a new leader ever since Southern Illinois University announced Dunn as its new president February 17.

The list of candidates was whittled down to six Thursday. Sunday, it was announced that the search firm with which YSU is working nailed down the top three applicants.

The search firm interviewed all six candidates over the weekend, and narrowed the list down from six to three people.

The school should know by Monday afternoon if the three candidates are still interested in the position. If so, they will each then visit the university, starting next Sunday.

The Board of Trustees will meet on May 8 to choose the final candidate.

They’ll work out a contract, and could possibly announce the next president by mid to late May.

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