YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – While Youngstown State University officials deal with when and how current president Randy Dunn will end his tenure, students say they are concerned about who will take his place.
Students know many issues, including tuition, could center around who becomes the next president. Most are aware that Dunn is leaving the university after less than one year on the job.
They are watching closely at what happens next and how it will affect them. Senior Aaron Ware said he would like to know more about the process.
“Just to be educated on what the process is and who will stand in when he is gone,” said Ware. “What is the search looking like for the next president, things like that.”
Other students, such as freshman Cody McCormick, said students need to care a bit more about who will be at the helm of YSU.
“I don’t think students around here care as much,” said McCormick. “They are like, what’s going on?”
As far as qualities students want to see in their next president, students say they are looking for loyalty and an advocate for YSU.
“Someone like President Dunn, but someone who can stay committed. That is my biggest issue,” said junior Jameaka Cross.
Junior Ashley Snipes said she is definitely looking for someone who is loyal and who will be an advocate for students and faculty.
“I don’t want to go through another year where we have a president who is iffy and oh, here is a better job offer,” said Snipes.
Jim Tressel’s name came up once again as students discussed the presidential search. Tressel has still not officially indicated he is interested in the job.