College Board names Rod Paige interim JSU president

“We are so pleased that Dr. Paige is going to serve as interim president,” said College Board President Doug Rouse. “An alumnus of the university, we know he will lead with a servant’s heart and guide the university well through this transitional period.”

Paige, a Monticello native, helped implement the national No Child Left Behind program when he was education secretary from 2001 to 2005, during the President George W. Bush administration.

At the time of her last contract, Meyers was paid roughly $270,000 a year.

Meyers has said JSU has a plan to rebuild its cash reserves. She said JSU has experienced significant enrollment growth over the past few years. In order to provide our students with the best living and learning environments, JSU has made some strategic investments in scholarships, housing, technology infrastructure and additional campus sites, she said in a statement.

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