Thursday, March 2, 2023

IHL Board Calls Emergency Meeting to Discuss JSU Matter

The IHL Board of Trustees called an emergency meeting this morning to discuss a personnel matter at Jackson State University.  The Board is meeting in executive session right now.  

The Board posted the following statement on its website: 

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will hold a special called meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023, for the purpose of discussing a Jackson State University personnel matter. Members of the Board may participate in the meeting via teleconference or an online meeting platform. 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.

Kingfish note: Don't be surprised if the Board dismisses the President or accepts his resignation.  Sources say the issue is an employee matter along the lines of what took place at the VA last year.  



Anonymous said...

They should have been embarrassed to appoint that guy as president of a university in the first place. It was kick in the butt to JSU.

Anonymous said...

Call 911.

Anonymous said...

I heard that should have gone down around the same time as Prime leaving. guess IHL wants to control news cycles as well.

Anonymous said...

IHL should allow the Alumni to have on opinion on who should serve the University. Ever president after Dr Mason has been unfit.

Anonymous said...

It's an impossible job. Serving the best interest of Jackson State while serving the college board is a contradiction. Can't be done. Whoever takes it has to be a mercenary magician to last more than 3 years.

Anonymous said...

Raise tuition!!

Anonymous said...

@1:33 - please tell us how the "interests" of JSU are different than the "interests" of the IHL, which represents the entire state. Would love to hear your explanation.

Also, if the rumors that abound, and repeated here on this blog by other informed sources such as you, are true - are those 'interests' really those of JSU? Seems to me that the IHL is taking the proper step - in the interest of JSU AND the interests of the state, by dealing with this issue, whatever it is.

Granted, it may be an impossible job - trying to run a HBCU that is under mandate to increase its white population while the alumni and all those surrounding the institution in general demand that it remain 'true to its core' and remain black, black, and blacker - all the time also demanding that it receive more and more public support for its 'on campus' stadium and other amenities.

Anonymous said...

Coach Prime said that, we would find out everything put once he left J.S.U.
OMG he was not lying.

Anonymous said...

@1:18 Every🙄

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile; The presidents of USM and Delta State got of Dodge just in time, before the IHL Board could meet.

Now, if the IHL Board would just crack down on liberal, indoctrinating instructors and professors.

But, those types of professors don't exist, right, just like CRT doesn't exist, right?

Anonymous said...

@3:39, Have you've even read and understand CRT enough to explain it? Unlikely. #drinkthatkoolaid

Anonymous said...

2:16 The IHL represents the entire state? You gotta be kiddin' Is that you Phil? Or maybe Tater.

Also if they fire this man it's not because they give a damn about J-State, it's probably to save face before he embarrasses then, like the last pres.

Anonymous said...

No 4:25, I am not Phil. Or Tater. Or any elected official. But I am a taxpayer, and I do appreciate that the folks on the IHL board are important to those of us that aren't trying to feather our own nest, or in this case, the nest of the particular college or university one favors.

If the JSU alumni were to pick their president - or for that matter, the Ole Miss alumni, or the W alumnea, or whichever - and control the spending of the STATE'S tax dollars, and the expansion of their programs using the STATE'S tax dollars, etc - the result would be terrible for all us taxpayers that give a damn about being reasonable rather than folks who wear the proper monogram, hats, or flags attached to our car windows.

Anonymous said...

IHL is run by PWI graduates who have no incentive to make HBCUs better… they will never let JsU build anything better than what Ole Miss has. i.e. they killed the dorms that were going along lynch years ago.

Anonymous said...

Dear IHL Board,



Anonymous said...

4:48 You somehow assume the IHL board is unbiased and objective. Since when? In most other states especially those near Mississippi the public universities have their own boards of trustees but they cannot simply control the spending of state money not appropriated to them and they cannot expand anything they cannot pay for. It's ridiculous to say they can. What they can do is set the vision and course of their own institution for the sake of that institution and the people it serves and not the whim of a partisan or biased board made up of the governors cronies and political hacks who favor one institution over another for whatever reason whether it serves the taxpayers or not. Mississippi's system is not designed to save money, it just saves the status quo....which some people like. Maybe Phil or Tater or you but certainly not JSU.

Anonymous said...

Take control from the PWI graduates and give to the Lumumba administration. PWI has no interest in making HBCU's better. The killed the dorms....or is that they were killed at the dorms....never mind.

Anonymous said...

@2:16pm and 4:48pm

You have no fucking idea what you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

Never build anything better than what Ole Miss has?

First off, why the hell would one put Ole Miss as the standard to meet? But once you get past that, JSU has a long ways to go before they are chasing after OM as to the excellence == and the 'dorms on Lynch' were not the creme de la creme in dorms across the state. Maybe it was similar to Jackson's Mayor wanting to spend the federal dollars on a Food Mart on Farish Street when the police, water, sewer, roads and bridges were all failing - but hey, lets do something 'special' and that would solve everything. (No, I didn't list the Zoo - it had already gone so far down it wasn't worthy of mentioning.)

Dorms on Lynch - that would have excelled the "standard" of Ole Miss. Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

Al Rankins is the absolute worst IHL Commissioner the state has ever had. I could not imagine having to report to that empty suit clown every day. Morale in that place is at an all time low. IHL Board: Ayers is over and Al needs to go.

Anonymous said...

No one with average academic & scholarship credentials wants a job in Missippi! Only those at the bottom of the barrel apply.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:37: well played. Golf claps. 🤣

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