About the Team

The Strategic Planning process will be led by the Strategic Planning Organization Team, which is composed of representatives of faculty, administration, staff, students and the Board of Trustees.

Using the input of faculty, staff, students and the community, we aspire to develop a strategic plan that facilitates positive change at YSU, builds on our current strengths, improves the culture of community, and positions YSU to be more successful in the face of a constantly changing higher education landscape.

The Strategic Planning Organization Team is charged with:

  • Designing the planning process
  • Facilitating the stakeholder-based and constituency-oriented planning process
  • Helping to gather and synthesize information and input to develop a Draft Plan in SP 2019
  • Regularly updating campus on progress of the plan
  • Guiding implementation of the plan

Meet the Team

Members of the team include:

  • Moataz M. Abdelrasoul, Undergraduate Student, Pre-Law and Political Science major.
  • Coskun Bayrak, Chair and Professor of Computer Science and Information Services.
  • Claire Berardini, Associate Provost for Student Success
  • Kristine Blair, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and professor of English.
  • Amy Cossentino, Director, Honors College.
  • Amy Crawford, Professor of Telecommunication Studies.
  • Chet Cooper, Chair of Academic Senate and Professor of Biological Sciences.
  • Dana Davis, Chair of Social Work and Assistant Professor of Social Work.
  • Tim Francisco, Professor of English.
  • Rodney Harden, YSU-ACE Vice President and Network Technician.
  • Jacci Johnson, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Sepideh Khavari, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Ken Learman, Professor of Physical Therapy.
  • David Morgan, Professor, Dana School Of Music.
  • Jenn Pintar, Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Science.
  • James “Ted” Roberts, member of the YSU Board of Trustees and Senior Counsel of Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge.
  • Molly Seals, member of the YSU Board of Trustees and Retired System Vice President of Human Resources Program Delivery at Mercy Health Youngstown.
  • Mike Sherman, Special Assistant to the President.
  • AJ Sumell, YSU-OEA President and Professor of Economics.