Youngstown State University extends contract of Jim Tressel

Tressel's annual salary has not increased and remains at $300,000

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown State University’s Board of Trustees has approved a one-year contract extension for YSU President Jim Tressel.

The contract extension will keep Tressel at YSU through at least June 2018. The contract also calls for three separate one-year extension options that could extend the contract through June 2021.

Tressel’s annual salary remains at $300,000.

The Board of Trustee’s cited increasing enrollment, high test scores and new campus developments as reason’s for Tressel’s continued employment.

“In his two and a half years at the helm of YSU, Jim Tressel has led efforts to increase enrollment and retention, raise a record number of gifts, balance our budget and re-energize the campus and the community,” said Carole Weimer, chair of the YSU Board of Trustees. “We look forward to President Tressel’s continued leadership as we steadfastly pursue excellence across campus and the entire region.”

Prior to coming to YSU, Tressel was executive vice president for Student Success at the University of Akron and head football coach at The Ohio State University. He was also the head football coach at YSU from 1986 to 2000, helping lead the team to four Division 1-AA national championships.