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Bowie State provost has resigned

By Daniel de Vise

Updated at 8:20 Thursday: BSU confirms provost's resignation.

The Bowie State University provost whose actions prompted a no-confidence vote by faculty will leave her job Friday.

University officials released this statement:

"Effective Nov. 12, 2010, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones, will relinquish her position at Bowie State University."

The news was first reported in the Gazette newspapers.

Letters sent to President Mickey Burnim by the faculty association described an "untenable" campus climate under the new provost and questioned "who is in charge" at Maryland's oldest historically black university.

Faculty members last month took votes of no confidence in both administrators.

Jones was hired last summer from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.

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By Daniel de Vise  | November 10, 2010; 6:55 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Labor  | Tags:  BSU no confidence vote, Bowie State University, Mickey Burnim, Stacey Franklin Jones  
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Bowie State is a mess and has been for a long time. The school is 2nd or 3rd rate at best and an embarrassment to the state university system in Md. It should be closed and the students allowed to transfer to another state school in Md. The state should turn the athletic facilities there over to the MNCPPC so the public can benefit from their use, and sell off the rest of the property.

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 11, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

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