Presidential Installation: Photos and speech

Randy J. Dunn was formally installed as the eighth president of Youngstown State University during a ceremony Friday afternoon, Nov. 1, in Beeghly Center on the YSU campus.

Photos of the event are available at

Read Dunn’s installation speech on his website,, under “From the President.”


YSU Board of Trustees Chair Sudershan Garg, right, and Vice Chair John Jakubek, left, congratulate President Randy J. Dunn during formal installation ceremonies in Beeghly Center.

Among those attending and making remarks at the ceremony was John Carey, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.

Dunn became president of YSU on July 15, after nearly seven years as president of Murray State University in Kentucky. Previously, he was State Superintendent of Education for Illinois; professor and department chair of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University; and assistant professor of Leadership at the University of Memphis. He was also the superintendent for two school districts, middle school and grade school principals, and elementary and reading teachers, all in Illinois.


The scene inside Beeghly Center during the formal installation of President Randy J. Dunn.


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