Weds. 9:10 p.m.: Tressel stepping down as YSU president in February

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel announced today he will be stepping down effective Feb. 1, 2023.

In a letter sent to YSU staff, Tressel stated “It is with an abundance of gratitude and thankfulness that Ellen and I plan to step aside as President and First Lady of our beloved YSU, effective February 1, 2023. It has been truly a blessing and labor of love to serve Youngstown State University in a number of capacities, and we will continue to do so, in whatever fashion that the YSU Board of Trustees sees fit.”

Tressel said he is thankful for the students, faculty, staff, YSU Board of Trustees, and YSU Foundation, as well as the entire Mahoning Valley, for their kindness as he has learned on the job.

Tressel was named YSU’s ninth president in 2014, receiving a three-year contract and then one-year extensions through June 2021. The most recent extension stipulated that starting July 1, 2022, Tressel’s contract as president would continue until terminated by either party with 180 days prior written notice.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.


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