Thomas Hudson has resigned as president of Jackson State University.
Hudson had previously been placed on administrative leave by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning on March 2 following a vote of no confidence in the president by JSU’s Faculty Senate in late January.
The vote of no confidence stemmed from allegations from members of the faculty senate that Hudson refused to work alongside them and that he failed to respect the principle of shared governance.
Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony will continue serving as the university’s temporary acting president. The Board of Trustees will discuss the future leadership of Jackson State at its regular board meeting later this month.
Hudson’s resignation will go into effect beginning March 31. He will remain on administrative leave, with pay, through the end of the month.