Youngstown City Schools in Search of New CEO

January 23, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown City School District could have its new CEO selected by late April, the school district announced today.

The school district has entered a $23,000 contract with Finding Leaders, a Sagamore Hills search firm, to find a new YCSD CEO.

Krish Mohip, who’s been the CEO since the summer of 2016, announced that he’s not seeking an extension when his contract expires July 31.

Finding Leaders will begin searching this week to fill the position with the application deadline set for March 22. The firm will conduct meetings with stakeholder focus groups to gather input and to learn about what various community groups want to see in the next school district leader, beginning the week of Feb. 4.

Focus groups may include parents, students, teachers, staff, administrators, community groups, elected officials, clergy and representatives of area service organizations.

Finding Leaders is expected to present a list of semi-finalists to the commission by April 4 with a first round of interviews set for the week of April 8. A second round of stakeholder interviews is planned for the week of April 22 with the selection of CEO and the negotiation of his or her contract April 26.

YCSD’s new CEO will be announced April 30 with a contract beginning Aug. 1.

Anyone interested in the CEO position may contact Finding Leaders through its website,, or by phone at 216 225 2787.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.