Trustees Could Decide This Week on Jackson State PresidentMay 14, 2017 |
by Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi College Board trustees are still considering a new president for Jackson State University.
Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce said Friday that trustees could take action in a closed session after their monthly meeting Thursday.
Boyce says all three unnamed finalists discussed in a closed meeting Monday are still in the running. He says background information is being gathered about finalists.
The commissioner says the board hasn’t voted on a preferred choice or offered a contract. Trustees typically name one preferred candidate, who meets with campus groups before a final vote by trustees.
Carolyn Meyers resigned as president of the 10,000-student university last year after trustees intervened in finances, citing dwindling cash reserves. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige is interim president, but isn’t eligible for the permanent post.Semantic Tags: African Americans/Black • Carolyn Meyers • Diversity • Education • Historically Black Colleges & Universities • Jackson State University • Presidents/Chancellors • Public Colleges & Universities • Rod Paige