Administrative team revamped

Howard, Eddie

Eddie Howard

Reagle, Michael

Mike Reagle

Some familiar faces and some new ones make up the university’s reorganized administrative team.

As part of the restructuring of the Student Affairs division, Michael Reagle, formerly associate vice president for Campus Life at Eastern Kentucky University, is the new AVP for Student Success, and Eddie J. Howard Jr., formerly vice president for Student Affairs at Augusta Technical College in George, is the new AVP for Student Experience.

Mike Hripko

Mike Hripko

Mike Hripko, deputy director for Workforce and Educational Outreach at America Makes, returns to campus as the new AVP for Research. Hripko previously was director of STEM Research and Technology-based Economic Development at YSU.

Sal Sanders

Sal Sanders

And, Sal Sanders, associate professor, Health Professions, and associate dean of Graduate Studies at YSU since 2013, is the new dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

The appointments were part of a new administrative reorganization that President Jim Tressel said will allow the university to operate more efficiently and effectively and will reduce top managerial costs by nearly $1 million.

Under the reorganization, the administration will have three vice presidents: Martin Abraham provost and VP, Academic Affairs; Holly Jacobs, general counsel and VP, Legal Affairs and Human Resources; and Neal McNally, VP, Finance and Business Operations