Director of Admissions takes job at YSU

Director of Admissions Gary Swegan will leave his position at the University for a new role at Youngstown State University on Friday.

Swegan will become the associate vice president of Enrollment, Planning and Management at YSU starting Nov. 18.

“It’s a great opportunity to shape an enrollment organization,” Swegan said, noting the position is brand new at YSU.

Swegan, an alumnus who has worked at the University since 1989, said leaving the University is bittersweet.

“The relationships you build over time and familiarity is special to me and means a great deal,” he said.

The University honored Swegan with a farewell party on Tuesday afternoon in the Union.

While Swegan is taking a job on the other end of the state, he said he is keeping his home in town and plans to live here when he retires.

“It’s like I’m hitting the pause button,” he said. “I am saying bye to the University, but not to the city.”