Mississippi community college distances itself from former board member’s critical comments

Published 7:09 am Monday, September 28, 2020

A Mississippi community college distanced itself after a former member of the college’s foundation board made critical comments about Jackson State University, a historically black university.

The former Copiah-Lincoln Community College foundation board member, who was not identified, wrote in a private Facebook group, that ultimately was leaked to WLBT-TV.

“Y’all are greatly overreacting to the Deion Sanders’ hire at JSU. The campus location is a ghetto area. The school has limited resources to support their football program. The City of Jackson is horribly governed and embarking on bankruptcy. Brother Deion will be a flash in the pan and will have an impact of no more than one recruiting season. When recruits visit JSU in person and compare their observations with that of other campuses, they will not fall for Deion’s mouthing off.”

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Copiah Lincoln Community college officials responded on Friday by issuing the following statement:

“The opinion expressed in a recent social media post by a former Foundation board officer does not reflect the opinions or views of Copiah-Lincoln Community College nor the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation. The individual is a volunteer and is not employed by the college.”