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Tressel active on Twitter

May 11, 2014 - Chris Pugh
Jim Tressel, who will officially be named the Youngstown State University president on Monday, is active on Twitter.

After being named to the role Friday, Tressel posted the following message:

"Excited about the opportunity at YSU! It's all about student success. Going to miss all the wonderful Zips at UA"

You can connect with him at @JimTressel5.

Tressel has over 56,200 followers on the social networking site.

He often posts inspirational quotes on his feed with the hashtag #QuietTime

Here are some recent samples from his feed:

* Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. -Mother Teresa #QuietTime

* Follow through on all your generous impulses -Epictetus #QuietTime

* An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves -Lydia Child #QuietTime

* Pessimists calculate the odds. Optimists believe they can overcome them. -Ted Koppel #QuietTime

On occasion, Tressel will post updates from his job while at the University of Akron, including the picture of a college visit with the Hatzis family of Warren.

It will be interesting to see if Tressel's Twitter activity increases as he becomes the face of Youngstown State University.

As the new president of Youngstown State University, would you like to see Jim Tressel continue to be more social on social networking? Email me at and I'll publish your responses in a future column. Chris Pugh is a copy editor and blogger for the Tribune Chronicle. You can follow Tech Corner at and

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Jim Tressel recently visited with the Hatzis family from Warren during a recent University of Akron Admissions Visit Day. Tressel posted this photo on his Twitter account.