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LadyZeta05
Saw this posted this morning... Anyone else have any news on the happenings going on with the search..candidates..etc 

IHL Press Release
BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET NEXT WEEK
4/2/2017 - Jackson, Miss.

 

 

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning’s (IHL) Board Search Committee appointed for the search for the next president of Jackson State University will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 for the purpose of discussing personnel issues concerning the search for the next president of Jackson State University. Members of the Board may participate in the meeting via teleconference.  Members of the public and media may attend the meeting in the IHL Board Room, located in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Miss. 39211. An Executive Session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

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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ladybluebengal
Just received an e-mail with this info on it from the national alumni office.
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Dr_JStocks
So an article posted by one of my HS friends claims that three candidates have been leaked out.
Dr. Mark Hardy
Dr. Hilliard Lackey
Dr. James T. Minor
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ladybluebengal
That is true, write up on each person, not sure how this will fan out because the interviews are real soon.
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JSU in the Carolinas
We need someone that doesn't have sticky fingers. All of these folks qualify. lol.
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BluTiger!
I also want our next Prez to be able to manage a lifeboat and bring us to safe harbor.
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YEQue
That's a decent list.
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LadyZeta05
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/08/top-pick-jackson-state-president-revealed/101430910/

Top pick for Jackson State president to be revealed

College Board officials on Monday met behind closed doors with the goal of tapping the next leader of Jackson State University.

In executive session, trustees conducted second-round interviews with finalists on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus.

A spokesperson citing board policy did not release the names of candidates or the number of applicants being considered.

Rod Paige, the former U.S. secretary of education, is serving as interim of the roughly 10,000-student campus. Paige’s service excludes him from being in the running.

During the public portion of the meeting, Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce said that, after each candidate’s interview, board members would be asked to share their thoughts on the interviewee.

“This round is intended to be at a comfort level that is a general discussion,” he explained.

Boyce said the board would likely have deliberations into the evening with their preferred candidate announced in the days ahead.

SEE ALSO: JSU returns to faith-based roots for financial help

The board’s pick will then have a campus visit and meet with members of the JSU community in a series of listening sessions. Those stakeholders will then provide trustees with feedback.

At that point, the board can elect to name the candidate as JSU’s next president or announce that the search will continue.

Those interviewed Monday have been vetted through background and reference checks, College Board leaders said. The candidates were drawn from a pool of applicants recommended by the board’s search committee, which is comprised of all 12 trustees. Board Member C.D. Smith from Meridian chairs the search committee.

Monday’s meeting marks the final stages of the national search launched after the resignation of former president Carolyn Meyers last November.

The Illinois-based Witt/Kieffer firm was hired to assist in the process.

Meyers stepped down amid the revelation that cash reserves at the university had been depleted by roughly $33 million during the last stretch of her tenure. Financial records showed JSU’s cash reserves were reduced by 89 percent over a five-year period. Trustees hired an accounting firm Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay to review the board’s finances, and of particular concern to higher education officials, was the finding that the university had less than eight days’ worth of operating cash for the end of the 2016 fiscal year.

Meyers’ administration was also troubled by a number of employment lawsuits alleging a hostile working environment.

Contact Bracey Harris at 601-961-7248 or bharris2@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter.

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JSU Alum
Dr_JStocks wrote: So an article posted by one of my HS friends claims that three candidates have been leaked out. Dr. Mark Hardy Dr. Hilliard Lackey Dr. James T. Minor


Of the three, I would support Minor. Hardy is not very personable and is very arrogant; Lackey is too witty and doesn't ever seem serious, but he's very loyal to JSU.


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JSU in the Carolinas
Is arrogance a bad thing?
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Dr_JStocks
Can be if it's too much but at the same time, Hardy ran CSET when it was rolling. I seriously believe he can get it back going again. Lackey may be witty and laid back, but JSU also did run pretty well under him during those interim years. Minor seems young to me unless I'm getting him mixed up with someone else.
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LadyZeta05
Dr_JStocks wrote: Can be if it's too much but at the same time, Hardy ran CSET when it was rolling. I seriously believe he can get it back going again. Lackey may be witty and laid back, but JSU also did run pretty well under him during those interim years. Minor seems young to me unless I'm getting him mixed up with someone else.


Word is Paige is the one who recommended Minor ..Both have served in the same capacity with the US Department of Education and I've been following Minors work with Cal State University.. He is very young but he does have a deep love for JSU.. (Listened to an interview he did back in 2013 on YouTube and he actually credits JSU for his success)... https://youtu.be/HksfnNW0XzA and https://youtu.be/KiPmYpwX02w

I'm wondering who else applied as tight lipped as they are you'd think current presidents elsewhere have their name in the pot and don't want to jeopardize their position... I'm excited this process is coming to a close... I pray we get this RIGHT! This will determine our immediate and future direction.
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JSU in the Carolinas wrote: Is arrogance a bad thing?

I think arrogance in a leader can quickly turn into dictatorship qualities.

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BluTiger!
I also had been researching Dr. Minor since the Presidential search began and he was one of the first candidates to come to mind. I was not very familiar with Dr. Hardy's accomplishments but from looking at his Bio posted by Tenn State he also has a very impressive Academic Resume!                  

 http://www.tnstate.edu/academic_affairs/Hardy_Bio.aspx
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YEQue
LadyZeta05 wrote:


Word is Paige is the one who recommended Minor ..Both have served in the same capacity with the US Department of Education and I've been following Minors work with Cal State University.. He is very young but he does have a deep love for JSU.. (Listened to an interview he did back in 2013 on YouTube and he actually credits JSU for his success)... https://youtu.be/HksfnNW0XzA and https://youtu.be/KiPmYpwX02w

I'm wondering who else applied as tight lipped as they are you'd think current presidents elsewhere have their name in the pot and don't want to jeopardize their position... I'm excited this process is coming to a close... I pray we get this RIGHT! This will determine our immediate and future direction.


The only other applicant I know of is Dr. Gregory Antoine, another JSU alum who is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who got hero props following the Boston Marathon bombing a few years ago.

If I were a betting man, I would put my money on Dr. Hardy.  His academic background and executive management experience are hard to beat if you're talking about heading up a research intensive institution.

One thing that this search has revealed is that Jackson State has launched the careers of some really awesome talent.  The IHL messed us up going all boule' with our past two presidents.

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