Fellow Horizon school hires football’s Tressel as president
Youngstown State University’s appointment of Jim Tressel as president has garnered national attention. The 61-year-old Ohio native, who won a national championship as football coach at Ohio State before leaving under a cloud, also coached Youngstown’s football team to four NCAA Division I-AA championships in the 1990s. He was the athletics director two decades at YSU, but doesn’t have a Ph.D., or any meaningful classroom or academic administrative experience, although his supporters say he will give fundraising and community relations a shot in the arm. Inside Higher Ed has coverage.