JSU president wants Southern post
JACKSON — The president of Jackson State University (JSU) is one of two new applicants to lead the Southern University System.
University officials tell The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., that JSU president Ronald Mason Jr. and Clarence Newsome, the former president of Shaw University in North Carolina, are the two latest applicants to join the pool of four semifinalists scheduled to interview Tuesday.
Murphy Bell Jr., search committee co-chairman, says the committee still must screen their experience and backgrounds before it is certain that Mason and Newsome will be interviewed.
Southern’s stated goal is to choose a new president by the end of April.
The applicants are vying to replace former president Ralph Slaughter, whose contract ended in June and remains in litigation with Southern.
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