Outgoing Youngstown State University President Cynthia E. Anderson wants people to remember her as a “good and decent person whose career passion was to serve students in any way she was capable.”
“What could possibly be a better legacy than that?” Anderson said Tuesday during her final State of the University address in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room.
Anderson supporters and members of the YSU community, some wearing “Thank you Dr. Anderson” buttons, filled the room. The buttons were donated by Bruce Sherman of Sherman Creative Promotions Inc. Sherman is past president of the YSU Alumni Society and a current member of the board.
After three years as president and nearly 40 years at YSU, Anderson will retire July 1.