Inventory of the Office of the President, Youngstown State University, David C. Sweet Records, 2000 - [ongoing]

Office of the President, Youngstown State University, David C. Sweet Records, 2000 - [ongoing]
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 David C. Sweet, Ph. D., who has served Youngstown State University in this capacity since July 1,2000.
RG 04/06
The records are in English

Biography of David C. Sweet

David C. Sweet was born on May 16, 1939. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in 1961 and his Master of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963. Sweet was awarded a Ph. D. from The Ohio State University in 1970.

From 1963 to 1970, Sweet was the Regional Economics Division Director of the Battelle Institute in Columbus, Ohio. In 197 1, he was appointed Director of the Department of Economic and Community Development. Sweet was made a commissioner on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in 1975 and served in this capacity until being named Dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University in 1978. In 2000, Sweet became the sixth president of Youngstown State University.

The author of several books and articles relating to urban affairs, Sweet has been a key participant in the Wick Neighbors partnership, which was established to enhance Youngstown's Wick Avenue and Smokey Hollow areas (where Sweet guided the construction of the University Courtyard Apartments). His support for YSU's role in promoting community revitalization has been demonstrated through his work with Youngstown 2010, an ambitious urban renewal project. On campus, Sweet's leadership has resulted in the construction of the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center in 2005 and increased enrollment. In 2008, Sweet will preside over celebrations commemorating Youngstown State University's centennial.

Scope and Content

At present, the collection is limited; however, as related materials come to light, it is expected that it will grow. Highlights include:

-Dr. Sweet's application packet and vita that was submitted to the YSU Presidential Search Committee in 1999. -Materials relating to Dr. Sweet's installation as YSU's sixth president -The text of President Sweet's State of the University addresses.

Statement of Arrangement

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

Indexing Terms

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


Sweet, David C.
Youngstown 20 10
Youngstown State University
campus renewal
university administrators
university presidents

Preferred Citation

Youngstown State University, Office of the President, David C. Sweet, Records, 2000 - [Ongoing], RG 0416, Archives & Special Collections, William F. Maag, Jr. Library, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection

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Memoranda, 2000-2007

President Sweet's Annual Fund appeal letter, 2001

SUBJECT FILES, 1999-2006

Announcements for David Sweet's installation as President, 2001

Invitation to President Sweet's installation, 2001

Program from President Sweet's installation, 2001

State of the University addresses, 2000-2003,2006

President Sweet's address to the Academic Senate, 2001

Labor-Management Panel, 2006

PUBLICATIONS, 2000-2005, n.d.

President's Report, 2004-2005

NEWS, 1999-2005

Press releases, 2000

Newspaper clippings, 2001-2002

Newspaper clippings, 2005