The Board of the Institutions of Higher Learning is continuing its search for the next president of Jackson State University following the resignation of Thomas Hudson.
Hudson was placed on administrative leave earlier this month, ultimately resigning effective March 31, making him the third straight president to resign from JSU.
A board meeting was held on last Thursday to discuss the future leadership of the HBCU but there was no information provided about the circumstances surrounding Hudson’s resignation, despite an earlier statement suggesting there would be.
Elayne Hayes Anthony is the temporary acting president of JSU and she said she will lead the university as long as she’s needed.
“I’m here, I’m a Jacksonian. Whatever I need to do to work with my university and to make things continue to move ahead, I’m willing to do that for an indefinite period of time,” Anthony told WAPT.
Anthony says she is interested in the full-time position and plans to apply.
Following the board meeting, the board sent out a press release announcing it would begin a search for Jackson State’s next president.
Steven Cunningham, the only Jackson State alumnus on the board, will chair the search and listening sessions will be held this spring.