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11/17/2016 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board Search Committee for the Jackson State University presidential search was announced at the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning meeting held today in Jackson. Board President Douglas W. Rouse appointed Trustee C.D. Smith of Meridian as the Chair. All Trustees will serve as members of the Board Search Committee.

The steps of the presidential search for Jackson State University are detailed on the website, along with the Board policy on the presidential search process. For updates and additional information, the search can be followed on Twitter @JSU_Search and @MSPublicUniv.

Dr. Rod Paige will continue serving as interim president of Jackson State University until a president is named.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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