Faculty Senate Votes No Confidence in President of Jackson State University

The faculty senate at Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, has passed a no-confidence resolution against university president Ronald Mason Jr. The vote was 11-4 with six abstentions.

The faculty is concerned with President Mason’s plan to close the university’s budget gap. He has proposed a hiring freeze and unpaid leave for faculty and staff.

Dr. Mason has been president of Jackson State since 2000.