A-State Chancellor Tim Hudson resigns

A-State Chancellor Tim Hudson resigns
Dr. Lynita Cooksey (Source: Arkansas State University)
Dr. Lynita Cooksey (Source: Arkansas State University)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University announced Wednesday that Dr. Tim Hudson resigned his post as chancellor.

Dr. Charles Welch, president of the ASU System, said he accepted Hudson's resignation Tuesday evening.

Welch named Dr. Lynita Cooksey, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and research, as the acting chancellor.

Hudson was appointed chancellor in 2012. In addition to resigning his position as chancellor, he resigned as professor of the College of Business at A-State, according to Wednesday's news release.

Hudson's resignation comes on the heels of an internal audit involving two Arkansas State University-Jonesboro study abroad trips. Hudson's wife, Dr. Deidra "Dee Dee" Hudson, served as part-time director of the study abroad program.

Dr. Welch commended Hudson for his time at A-State.

"I appreciate Tim, Dee Dee, and their family for their many contributions to A-State, and I wish them well in their future endeavors," Welch said.

Cooksey, a 1979 graduate of Arkansas State, became vice chancellor and provost in 2012 and held several other leadership roles after joining the university's faculty in 1993.

"In the coming days I will develop plans for a long-term interim appointment," Welch said.

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