Union favors Tressel for Youngstown State top job

Jim Tressel
Jim Tressel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The faculty union at Youngstown State University has come out in support of former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel for school president.

Tressel is one of three finalists for the top job at Youngstown State, where he formally coached. He’s also one of three finalists for the presidency at the University of Akron, where he currently works in administration.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that YSU faculty union leaders issued a statement Wednesday voicing support for Tressel as the candidate “who will continue to build and nourish our efforts to establish an environment of trust, transparency and open collaboration.”

The school’s last president left after only eight months.

Tressel was forced out at Ohio State following a scandal in which players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos.

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