Dear JSU Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students:
On July 1, 2010, I will officially become Interim President of this great institution, serving until the Board of Trustees, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, confirms a permanent leader. While we are not sure how long this process will take, I am more than happy to serve as long as needed.
To be very candid with you, I am looking forward to working with all of you. We can collectively move a great University to new heights. We have this unique opportunity to bring about positive change in the lives of so many people.
Having spent nearly 40 years at Jackson State, I have a deep appreciation and respect for the University, its people and its mission. During my time here, and having worked in a variety of capacities, I have developed an intimate understanding of the University’s inner workings, goals and needs. With your help, I hope to move Jackson State forward, building on the great legacies of the previous leaders of the University.
I am open to hear your concerns and ideas to better Jackson State University. My door will remain open to you.
With best wishes,
Leslie Burl McLemore, Ph.D