Three finalists identified for YSU presidency

The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has identified the following three finalists for the position:

  • Mary Cullinan, president and professor of English, Southern Oregon University.
  • Gary L. Miller, chancellor, University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  • James P. Tressel, 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.

For more information on each of the candidates, including letters of application and vitas, visit the YSU Presidential Search website at http://web.ysu.edu/presidentialsearch. Details about the campus visits are also included on the website.

“We believe we have a highly qualified group of final candidates, and we look forward to them traveling to Youngstown, visiting our campus and meeting the people of the university and the community,” said Sudershan K. Garg, chair of the YSU Board of Trustees.

In all, 37 individuals applied for the position. The Search Committee, comprised of nine members of the YSU Board of Trustees and two student members, interviewed six candidates Friday and Saturday via video-conferencing.