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Academic recruiting firm offers YSU free second search
Firm that helped YSU hire president Randy Dunn is honoring it's one year guarantee after he quits seven months into term
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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YSU president Randy Dunn served seven months of a three year contract before accepting the top post at Southern Illinois University this week. The firm that recruited Dunn for YSU is offering to find his replacement free of charge.
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The firm that led the search for the president of Youngstown State University is offering to conduct a second search without charge.

Washington-based AGB Search helped Youngstown State hire Randy Dunn, who is leaving after only seven months.

In a surprise announcement this week Dunn accepted the job of president of Southern Illinois University.

AGB managing principal Jamie Ferrare is offering to waive the firm’s $65,000 dollar fee in the search to replace Dunn.

Jamie Ferrare, managing principle of AGB Search

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“We feel terrible about the departure of the president after such a short term and would want to make sure it was done well and done right this next time.” 

Ferrare says Dunn is leaving Youngstown for his ‘dream’ job at Southern Illinois.

The YSU board is still deciding whether to accept the search firm’s offer.

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