Inventory of the Office of the President, Youngstown State University, Leslie H. Cochran Records, 1992-2000

Office of the President, Youngstown State University, Leslie H. Cochran Records, 1992-2000
Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University. Office of the President
1.5 cubic feet
This collection contains documents and publications relating to the presidency of Leslie H. Cochran, Ed.D. Dr. Cochran served Youngstown State University in this capacity from 1992 to 2000.
RG 04/05
The records are in English

Biography of Leslie H. Cochran

Leslie H. Cochran was born on April 24, 1939. He was awarded his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Western Michigan University in 196 1 and 1962, respectively. Cochran earned his Doctorate in Education from Wayne State University in 1968.

For ten years, Cochran served in a variety of administrative roles at Central Michigan University, including that of Vice Provost for Academic Administration. In 1980, he was appointed Provost at Southeast Missouri State University, a position he held until his appointment as YSU President in 1992.

During his presidency, Cochran initiated Campus 2000 (later renamed YSU 2000), an ambitious design for campus expansion and academic excellence. His legacies include a university scholars program, a new college of education building, and the YSU Metro Campus (an off-campus outreach program).

Cochran retired in 2000.

Scope and Content

At present, the collection is small; however, as related materials come to light, it is expected that it will grow. Included are the following:

• Cochran's philosophy of labor relations, through his publication, Continuous Improvement Bargaining (1 993) Cochran's annual holiday greetings to the YSU Staff (1 994- 1999) The publication, YSU 2000: A Vision for a Premier Metropolitan University, which describes Cochran's view to the future at YSU (1994).

Statement of Arrangement

Series Description Series I: Correspondence Series II: Subject Files Series III: Publications

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Cochran, Leslie H.
Youngstown State University
campus renewal
labor unions
university administrators
university presidents

Preferred Citation

Youngstown State University, Office of the President, Leslie H. Cochran, Records, 1992-2000, RG 04/5, Archives & Special Collections, William F. Maag, Jr. Library, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection

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Memoranda, 1992-1996

Memo From the President, 1992-2000

Holiday greetings to the university community, 1994, 1996-1999

SUBJECT FILES, 1989-2000

Continuous Improvement Bargaining, 1993

Administrative Advisory Council, Minutes, 1993-1998

Youngstown State University: Organizational Structure, 1993

List of Members, YSU Board of Trustees, 1989-1990

Review of Leslie H. Cochran's book "Publish or Perish," by David C. Genaway, n.d.

Announcement, "A Tribute.. .to Les and Lin Cochran.. . ,", 2000


YSU 2000: A Vision for a Premier Metropolitan University, 1994

An HIVIAIDS Awareness Guide, 1994

Institutional Committees, 1994

Institutional Committees, 1998

Commitment to Diversity, 1999

A Tribute.. .President Leslie H. Cochran, 2000

NEWS, 1992-2000

Press releases, 1993

Newspaper clippings, 1992-2000