Bethune-Cookman President Will Step Down

July 12, 2017

Edison O. Jackson, the president of Bethune-Cookman University, plans to retire and leave office, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. The news comes after a series of articles in the News-Journal drawing attention to questionable financial decisions and severe financial problems facing the historically black college. Bethune-Cookman was also widely criticized by its own students and alumni for inviting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement this year.

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