The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer the position of president to Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn.
Dunn is a graduate of Westmer High School.
"After an extensive national search, detailed examination of each and every candidate and input from hundreds of individuals across the campus and community, the Board of Trustees believes Dr. Dunn is the ideal match to lead Youngstown State University," Garg said. "Dr. Dunn has the experience, the character, the personality and the tenacity to face the challenges and to guide the university to new heights in the y ears ahead."
Dunn has been president of MSU since December of 2006. He previously was State Superintendent of Education for the State of Illinois; an associate professor, professor and department chair of Educational Administration and Higher education at Southern Illinois University; and assistant professor of Leadership at the University of Memphis. he also previously was superintendent for two school districts, a middle school and grade school principal and an elementary and reading teacher, all in Illinois.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Teacher Education and a master's degree in Educational Administration and Foundations from Illinois State University and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Illinois.
YSU is a comprehensive urban research university that overs nearly 14,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching, scholarship and public service. As a major educational and economic development resource in the region, YSU is known for its focus on academic research and creative programs that transform its students into successful professionals, scholars and leaders, the university said.