September 13, 2010
Dear Jackson State University Family:
The formal process to name a new permanent President of Jackson State University has begun. Dr. Hank Bounds, IHL Commissioner of Higher Education, has indicated that a new president of the University will be named by the end of November. As the Interim President of Jackson State University, I look forward to working with the Presidential Search Committee and others to insure a seamless transition from my administration to the new administration. Please know that I am not a candidate for the permanent position. IHL Board policy does not permit an Interim President to apply for the permanent position.
We have many challenges and opportunities to address before a new person is named to the permanent post. I am looking forward to working with the Jackson State University Community as we raise our institution to new heights.
Leslie Burl McLemore, Ph.D