YSU extends Tressel’s contract

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees on Thursday agreed to extend the contract for President Jim Tressel through at least June 2018.

Tressel, named YSU’s ninth president in 2014, is under contract through June 2017.

The new agreement calls for a one-year extension and three separate additional one-year extension options that could extend the contract through June 2021, according to news release from the school.

The pact includes no pay increase. His annual salary will remain at $300,000.