The Bulldog Foundation proudly presents its second annual Building Futures Extravaganza. This year the dinner and program is on May 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn where Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will speak. Proceeds to the foundation go back to scholarships for Rossford High School graduates, grants for Rossford Schools teachers, and other foundation projects to support Rossford Schools.
Individual tickets, tables, and event sponsorships can be purchased here
. Please RVSP by May 20.
Jim Tressel became the ninth president of Youngstown State University on July 1, 2014. Since then, the university has made remarkable strides: enrollment and student retention continue to rise; freshmen classes are more academically-accomplished; graduation numbers are at an all-time high; grants, scholarship endowments and donations are soaring; campus housing has increased; and streets on and around campus have undergone significant upgrades.
A native of Northeast Ohio, Tressel earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master's degree in Education from the University of Akron. He was head football coach at YSU for 15 years, winning four national championships. He also was head football coach at Ohio State University for 10 years, winning seven Big Ten titles, earning 10 bowl appearances and winning the 2002 National Championship. After leaving Ohio State, Tressel served as executive vice president for Student Success at the University of Akron, and then returned to YSU in 2014 as president.