Jim Tressel, current executive vice president for student success1 at the University of Akron, is one of three finalists for president, the university announced on Tuesday afternoon. The other two finalists are Ronald A. Nykiel, provost of University of Maryland Eastern Shore and former dean of business of Husson University; and Scott L. Scarborough, provost of the University of Toledo and former executive vice president for finance and administration of DePaul University.
All three finalists will will reportedly spend a day interviewing on campus with faculty, staff, students and community leaders. Each finalist will also appear at a public forum with Tressel scheduled to meet with campus groups on May 1. While at Akron, Tressel taught a “Principles of Coaching” class wherein Martin Rickman, friend of WFNY, sat in to absorb all of the genius.
Tressel, former Ohio State University football coach, is also a candidate for president at Youngstown State University.