JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Institutions of Higher Learning has named Dr. Rod Paige as the interim president of Jackson State University.
“We are so pleased that Dr. Paige is going to serve as Interim president,” said Dr. Doug Rouse, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. “An alumnus of the university, we know he will lead with a servant’s heart and guide the university well through this transitional phase. He has a wealth of experience on all levels of education and we are very fortunate that he is going to share his time and considerable talents with us.”
Last week, President Dr. Carolyn Meyers submitted a letter of resignation to IHL, effective November 1. IHL held a meeting Tuesday morning to discuss the vacant position.
“I am deeply honored and profoundly grateful to the trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the Jackson State University family for providing me the opportunity to serve this great institution in this important capacity,” said Dr. Paige. “My life has been immensely enriched by Jackson State University, and I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to join the efforts of Jackson State’s many admirers in enhancing the possibility of others receiving the benefits of a great post-secondary education.”
IHL will start the search for president this month.