YSU Board of Trustees identifies three finalists for president

The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of the YSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee and will invite three candidates to campus for interviews.

The finalists are:

  • William R. Decatur, J.D., executive vice president, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
  • Randy J. Dunn, Ed.D., president, Murray State University, Murray, Ky.
  • James D. Moran III, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Harrisburg, Pa.

“I want to congratulate and thank the committee for a job well done,” said Sudershan Garg, chair of the YSU Board of Trustees and the search committee. “We believe we have a highly qualified contingent of final candidates, and we look forward to them coming to Youngstown, visiting campus and meeting the people of the university and the community.”

The 17-member search committee was appointed in January to spearhead the national search for a successor to YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson, who retires July 1 after three years in office. The committee interviewed eight candidates Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport and forwarded to the Board of Trustees the names of the three candidates deemed best qualified for the position. The board on Tuesday accepted and confirmed the committee’s report and agreed to invite the three recommended finalists to campus. The Board of Trustees will make the final decision on the appointment.

Further details about the final candidates and the campus visits will be available once arrangements have been made.

For more information, visit http://web.ysu.edu/presidentialsearch.