Tressel to Join Baldwin Wallace’s Board of Trustees


Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to announce that Jim Tressel, former Ohio State University football coach and current President of Youngstown State University, will be joining its Board of Trustees. The appointment is effective immediately, and Tressel will bring his wealth of experience and leadership expertise to the university’s governing body.

Tressel, a renowned figure in Ohio’s higher education and athletic communities, is widely respected for his commitment to academic excellence, athletic achievement, and community engagement. During his tenure as head coach at Ohio State, he led the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2002 and was named National Coach of the Year. He also served as the university’s Vice President for Strategic Engagement, overseeing various initiatives aimed at promoting student success and community outreach.

As President of Youngstown State University, Tressel has been instrumental in driving institutional growth, improving student outcomes, and fostering partnerships with local businesses and organizations. His leadership has helped to revitalize the university’s campus, enhance its academic programs, and increase its visibility in the region.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Tressel to our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Robert Helmer, President of Baldwin Wallace University. “His exceptional leadership skills, passion for education, and commitment to community engagement make him an ideal fit for our institution. We look forward to benefiting from his expertise and insights as we continue to advance our mission and vision.”

Tressel’s appointment to the Board of Trustees is seen as a significant coup for Baldwin Wallace University, which has been experiencing a period of growth and transformation in recent years. The university has invested heavily in new academic programs, faculty development, and campus infrastructure, and Tressel’s involvement is expected to help accelerate these efforts.

“I am honored to join the Baldwin Wallace University Board of Trustees,” said Tressel. “I have always been impressed by the university’s strong liberal arts foundation, its commitment to student success, and its engagement with the local community. I look forward to working with the board, faculty, and staff to help shape the university’s future and advance its mission.”

Tressel’s addition to the Board of Trustees is expected to have a positive impact on Baldwin Wallace University’s strategic planning, academic programs, and community outreach initiatives. His experience and expertise will be invaluable in helping the university navigate the complex landscape of higher education and achieve its goals.

The Baldwin Wallace University community welcomes Jim Tressel to its Board of Trustees and looks forward to his contributions to the institution’s continued growth and success.


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