Jim Tressel meets with students in the Student Union on Thursday morning.
University of Akron president Luis M. Proenza announced today the appointment of James P. (Jim) Tressel to the newly created position of Vice President for Strategic Engagement in support of programs that promote student success.
“Jim has touched thousands of lives in positive ways,” said Dr. Proenza. “He has incredible energy and demonstrates leadership, passion and compassion for students. We feel fortunate that he has decided to bring that dedication here to The University of Akron. Our students will be the beneficiaries.”
As the Vice President for Strategic Engagement, Tressel will identify, recommend and support strategies and efforts that promote success in all facets of student life, including alumni and friend engagement, and collaborations and partnerships with community organizations that have an influence and impact on UA students and their futures. Read more.