Higher Education
7:20 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Dunn to Leave YSU March 21

Credit Youngstown State University

Randy Dunn will vacate the presidency of Youngstown State University on Friday, March 21, and then will have 30 days to move out of the Pollock House presidential residence, according to an agreement unanimously approved by the YSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Dunn is leaving to become Southern Illinois University's next president. 

“This agreement allows all of us at the university to put this situation behind us and to concentrate on the future,” said Sudershan Garg, YSU board chair.

On Feb. 17, after only seven months as president of YSU, Dunn accepted the presidency of Southern Illinois University and gave the YSU Board of Trustees his contractually required 180-day notice of resignation.

Garg said the board, however, recognized that it was best for YSU that Dunn leave the presidency as early as possible. The board and Dunn’s attorneys agreed to amend Dunn’s contract, allowing for his departure on March 21.

Under the agreement, Dunn will be paid through March 21. He is required to move out of the Pollock House university-provided residence within 30 days of March 21. 

Meanwhile, Garg also announced that, as per university policy, Provost Ikram Khawaja will assume the presidency on an interim basis after Dunn’s departure.

SIU's current president Glenn Poshard is retiring June 30th. It's unclear when Dunn will report to SIU.