YSU Trustees Approve Voluntary Separation and Retirement Program for Faculty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University trustees have approved a resolution supporting a voluntary separation and retirement program for faculty.

Developed with the YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association, the agreement will give faculty the opportunity to end their employment at the university and receive and incentive.

The term of the program will be finalized after a vote by the faculty union Friday.

“As the university continues to move forward on the Plan for Strategic Actions to Take Charge of our Future and makes a commitment to academic program enhancement, this resolution allows us to establish a program to create the opportunity to compensate our dedicated faculty members, while also making the academic changes necessary to guide YSU into the future,” said YSU President Jim Tressel in a statement.

As part of the strategic plan, YSU is implementing an enhancement and effectiveness initiative “to gain a deeper understanding of academic programs, optimize the portfolio of academic programs and gain appropriate curricular efficiencies,” a statement from the university said.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.