YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A decade of service as a Youngstown State University trustee has come to an end for Dr. Sudershan Garg of Canfield, whose term has expired.
On Wednesday, fellow trustees thanked Dr. Garg for all he has done, including his time as board chairman. Garg has been part of more than 475 meetings as a trustee.
As chairman, he was part of two presidential searches, most recently as Jim Tressel being named president. He said YSU is in better shape now than it was 10 years ago.
“I feel relieved, but at the same time, I will miss every member of the board and YSU. But YSU is always in my heart,” Garg said. “I think our biggest challenge always had been differential issues. Secondly, during my chairmanship, we faced a couple of strikes and more importantly, I did two presidential searches as chair of the board.”
Garg, who is an oncology doctor, said he plans on spending time with his family and taking care of his patients.
Board member Weimer said Garg’s presence will be missed.
“He has brought to the table a level of wisdom that while we all think we have intelligence, he brings a level of wisdom and calm presence to the board that has helped us in so many situations,” she said. “He has helped guide this board in some very difficult decision making over the years, especially when he was chair of the board and making thoughtful, not hasty, decisions.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich will appoint a new trustee, whose nine-year-term begins May 1.
Garg has a background as a doctor of internal medicine, according to his profile on YSU’s website.