Dear YSU Community ,
We are excited to announce the launch of the Presidential Search website. As we embark on this important journey to identify a new leader who will shape the future of YSU, we want to keep you informed about the process.
We have engaged WittKieffer, a renowned executive search firm, to facilitate the recruitment of exceptional candidates for the presidential role.
Last spring, we reached out to the YSU community, including faculty, staff, students and alumni, to gather input on the desired qualities and attributes of the next president. The Board of Trustees Presidential Search Guidance Committee thoughtfully analyzed this feedback, resulting in a comprehensive list of expectations and personal attributes outlined in the Presidential Prospectus and on the Presidential Search website. This information has been shared with WittKieffer, providing them with crucial insights as they identify highly qualified candidates.
The Board of Trustees Presidential Search Guidance Committee, holds the responsibility of overseeing recruitment of candidates, performing initial candidate screening, assessment, interviewing, and making a recommendation on finalist(s) to the Board of Trustees. A leadership group and a campus constituency group will provide input on the finalists as determined by the Board. To ensure confidentiality, all discussions within the committees and the Board will be held in executive sessions.
The goal is to welcome our new president no later than mid-2024. Should you have any nominations please direct them to John Thornburgh and Lauren Bruce-Stets at WittKieffer via YSUPresident@wittkieffer.com.
Your support is instrumental in helping us find a leader who will guide YSU into a successful and inspiring future.
Michael A. Peterson, Chair of the Board of Trustees
On behalf of the Board