Tressel Outlines Progress on YSU Strategic Plan; Says Kilcawley Eyed for Renovation or Replacement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The central student union building on the campus of Youngstown State University could be renovated or replaced, according to YSU President Jim Tressel.

During his virtual State of the University address, Tressel said the nearly 50-year-old Kilcawley Center has had deferred maintenance over the years. Committees and focus groups within the university have been discussing what to do with the building, he said, and decisions will be based on the needs of YSU and its students.

Students will have an opportunity to voice their ideas and offer input during future forums.

Kilcawley currently houses a number of eateries, such as Dunkin Donuts, Jamba Juice and Chick-Fil-A. The office of the Jambar, YSU’s student newspaper, is also in the building, as is other meeting areas and student services.

This year’s address is being delivered in a three-part video series. Click Here for Part 1, and click HERE for Part 2, which is also posted above.

Part 3 will be available next week.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.