Tue., 10:25 pm: Tressel lays out game plan for YSU

COMING WEDNESDAY: Youngstown State University’s new leader says he has a vision of excellence that encompasses both university and the region.

Jim Tressel took time to speak with the Tribune Chronicle today, the week prior to his installment as YSU’s ninth president. The ceremony, which will include keynote speaker Ohio Gov. John Kasich, will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Beeghly Center on the YSU campus.

“We think the entire region is critical for our future,” Tressel said. He touched on the strengths of Youngstown and Warren, including being in such close proximity to one another, and stressed contributing to the area by providing opportunities in what he called a “regional initiative.”

But none of Tressel’s plans will come without their own set of challenges, as YSU’s enrollment, along with many other institutions, is lower than they would like it to be. YSU’s current enrollment is just more than 13,300.

Read more about Tressel’s vision in the Tribune Chronicle on Wednesday.