Project PASS Deemed a Success by YSU, City Schools

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Officials and teachers from Youngstown City Schools and Youngstown State University gathered Wednesday at William Holmes McGuffey Elementary to announce that second- and third-grade students in YSU’s Project PASS program made significant gains in reading proficiency. Project PASS — Penguin Assistants for Student Success — began in early 2015 with the goal […]

Covelli to Address YSU Fall Commencement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sam Covelli, owner and CEO of Covelli Enterprises in Warren, will speak at Youngstown State University’s fall commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Covelli also will be awarded an honoraree degree at the ceremony. Olivia Johnson, who receives a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, will be the student speaker. During her studies at […]

YSU Board Extends Tressel’s Contract as President

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The president of Youngstown State University, Jim Tressel, has extended his contract to lead the urban research institution through June 30, 2018, and possibly through June 30, 2021. Tressel agreed to remain as president at the same salary as when he took the helm July 1, 2014 — $300,000 – but committed […]

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades YSU’s Bond Rating to A+

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Citing increasing enrollment, a strong financial profile and management policies, Standard & Poor’s has upgraded Youngstown State University’s bond rating to A+, the university announced this morning. In addition, Moody’s Investors Services kept its rating of the university as A2, indicating a “stable outlook.” “These ratings signify to investors that YSU represents […]

YSU Honors College Receives Grant to Help Homeless

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $2,661 grant will support efforts by students in Youngstown State University’s Honors College to expand educational and service efforts to the homeless and hungry of the Youngstown area, including a student service retreat over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend in January. YSU received the Iowa Campus Compact grant as part […]

YSU Inks Pacts With Asian Universities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University signed partnership agreements with nearly a dozen Asian universities this fall as part of an ongoing effort to expand international education initiatives. Representatives from YSU visited China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan over the course of four weeks earlier this fall, meeting with officials from 23 universities to discuss […]


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