YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Jim Tressel is stepping down as president of Youngstown Point out College and will retire in February, the college announced Wednesday night by using an e-mail letter to college students, staff members and college.
Tressel has served as YSU president for 8 several years.
“It is with an abundance of gratitude and thankfulness that Ellen and I strategy to move apart as President and To start with Girl of our beloved YSU, effective February 1, 2023,” Tressel’s letter commences. “It has been truly a blessing and labor of appreciate to provide Youngstown Point out University in a range of capacities, and we will keep on to do so, in whatsoever trend that the YSU Board of Trustees sees suit.”
YSU Board Chair John Jakubek reported facts pertaining to a program to establish Tressel’s successor will be released as they grow to be available.
“The YSU Board of Trustees extends our deepest gratitude and appreciation to President Tressel and Very first Lady Ellen for their a long time of assistance to Youngstown Point out University, the Mahoning Valley location and the overall state of Ohio, Jakubek mentioned in a organized assertion. “The Tressels’ contributions of time and treasure are immeasurable and will be felt throughout the region for decades and many years to come. We want them effectively.”
Trustees are scheduled to fulfill this early morning. At its summary, Tressel is expected to choose issues from local reporters.
Through Tressel’s time at YSU, the college noticed enrollment boosts, an enhancement in educational high-quality and better university student retention charges.
In praising Tressel’s management, Gov. Mike DeWine famous that “he is generally referred to as a winner, and he has embodied that phrase in his management as president of Youngstown Point out University. Not only has he championed the cause of YSU, but he has been a champion for the Mahoning Valley, a winner for investing in Ohio’s workforce and furthering economic advancement as a result of college partnerships, and a winner for better schooling across Ohio.”
A native of Northeast Ohio, Tressel initial arrived to YSU in 1986 as head football mentor. In 15 years, such as 6 as govt director of Intercollegiate Athletics, YSU received four countrywide championships. In 2001, Tressel still left YSU to come to be head football mentor at Ohio Point out College. In 10 seasons, he guided the Buckeyes to the 2002 Nationwide Championship and 7 Large Ten Championships.
Right after leaving Ohio Point out and immediately after a short stint as executive vice president for scholar accomplishment at the University of Akron, Tressel returned to Youngstown to come to be YSU’s ninth president.
Ellen Tressel is a YSU graduate and an completed businesswoman and philanthropist engaged in charitable causes and community corporations. She began her have money profession in her family’s company in Youngstown and served 17 yrs at Butler, Wick and Co.
Below is the remaining text of Tressel’s letter to the university neighborhood:
“Nearly sixty (60) many years in the past, I landed a job to supply newspapers for the Cleveland Plain Seller…seven mornings per 7 days. This was correct schooling for a vocation in instructing, coaching and administration to follow, as I have expended the very last forty-7 (47) many years in Greater Education positions, performing seven days per week. I can not thank my loved ones more than enough for permitting my plan, and the wants of our College, to take priority and heart phase. It is now only honest to have Ellen, our wonderful young children and grandchildren, prolonged loved ones, buddies, and previous pupils established the plan.
“I am so thankful to our college students, college, team, YSU Board of Trustees, and YSU Foundation, as properly as the whole Mahoning Valley, as you have ALL been affected person and sort as I have realized on the career. I am notably proud of our dramatic increase in the graduation level, numbers of graduates, fundraising bucks, and the bodily transformation of our gorgeous campus and metropolis. It has been a blessing to serve alongside so several individuals that love and believe that in the impression and importance of YSU.
“I system to get the job done 7 times a 7 days for the future seven months to assist our transformation and make sure that we really “Take Cost of Our Future”. These are exceptionally tough moments in Better Education and in our environment as a entire even so, the prospects are numerous, and together we will continue to make good things take place.
“Education is the key to our upcoming, and I search forward to continuing our powerful partnership in the instructional and business communities. Our students and our long run leaders are the keys to NE Ohio, the Buckeye Point out, and our great nation.
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