Abraham Resigns as YSU Provost

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Martin Abraham today tendered his resignation effective immediately, according to a campus-wide email sent from YSU President Jim Tressel.

“After serving the YSU community as provost and vice president for academic affairs for nearly four years, Dr. Martin Abraham submitted a letter of resignation, effective immediately,” Tressel wrote.

“In the letter, Dr. Abraham indicates that he will return to the position of tenured professor in the Department of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering, and that he looks forward to assisting in the development of the newly created Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center,” according to Tressel’s email.

Tressel said that the YSU administration would keep the campus posted regarding the provost position.

“We thank Dr. Abraham for his leadership of the university’s Academic Affairs division and look forward to his continued service to our students and community,” Tressel wrote.

Abraham served as the first dean of YSU’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, until he assumed the provost position in 2014.

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