YSU Trustee Roberts named to Council for Student Success

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James “Ted” Roberts, a member of the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, has been appointed to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Council for Student Success.

The council, established in 2021, will regularly convene to discuss strategic priorities across higher education and the obstacles and macro-level trends that university governing boards face.

“I am pleased to be a part of this distinguished group of my peers, and I appreciate the opportunity to make a difference as together we tackle the many challenges confronting higher education today,” Roberts says.

Roberts, senior counsel of the Youngstown law firm of Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge, earned a bachelor’s degree from YSU in 1970 and a law degree in 1974 from the University of Akron.

Roberts, whose nine-year term as a YSU trustee expires this year, has served as a limited service instructor at YSU, in several leadership positions with the Ohio State Bar Association, as trustee and former president of the Mahoning County Bar Association, and as chair of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys. He has also served on the boards of the Stambaugh Auditorium Association, the Visiting Nurse Association, Rotary, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, Trinity United Methodist Church and the Youngstown Club.

Roberts recently earned the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration for 50 years of dedicated service in aviation safety. He and his wife, Cynthia, also a YSU graduate, marked their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

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