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Youngstown State University names Jim Tressel President

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Jim Tressel named next president at Youngstown University Jim Tressel named next president at Youngstown University
YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WOIO) -

Youngstown State University's Board of Trustees unanimously voted to offer the presidency to Jim Tressel. 

Tressel becomes the university's ninth president. 

"After fully examining each and every candidate and reviewing the input from hundreds of individuals across the campus and the community, the Board of Trustees believes Mr. Tressel is the right individual at the right time to lead Youngstown State University," Board Chair Sudershan Garg said. "Mr. Tressel has the personality and leadership skills, in addition to widespread community support, to dramatically raise YSU's profile and prominence across Ohio and the nation."

The former Ohio State football coach was a finalist for Youngstown and the University of Akron.

He is currently the Executive Vice President for Student Success at the University of Akron.

Akron named a president Thursday afternoon.

Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement today in response to Jim Tressel being named the 9th President of Youngstown State University:

"This is a great day for The Mahoning Valley and northeast Ohio. I am happy to congratulate Jim Tressel on his selection as President of Youngstown State University. He is the right leader to guide YSU through the challenging times ahead. I couldn't be more proud of the YSU Board of Trustees for their leadership. They have conducted themselves with professionalism, integrity and the boldness that this situation required." 

Late this morning Tressel tweeted -- @JimTressel5: Excited about the opportunity at #YSU! It's all about student success. Going to miss all the wonderful Zips at UA.

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