Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Meet Atty. Nick York , new UA trustee

THERE WILL BE a new face on the University of Akron Board of Trustees this week with the appointment of Cleveland Atty. Nick York to fill a three-month vacancy. York, a Democrat, succeeds Republican Atty. Jack Morrison, who was removed from the seat by the Ohio Senate after his convictions on two misdemeanor charges involving University land near the newly-built football stadium.

York's appointment by Gov. Strickland is expected to be announced Thursday or Friday, sources familiar with the transition say. York is chair of the Cleveland firm of Tucker Ellis & West Public Law and Finance practice group.

His arrival on the nine-member UA board will give it four Democrats. A fifth Democrat will be named in June.

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