Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Miss. Auditor Praises Jackson State University

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Miss. Auditor Praises Jackson State University

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JACKSON, Miss. -- State Auditor Phil Bryant has praised Jackson State University officials for improvements since he issued a demand to collect nearly $147,000 to offset problems with missing inventory three years ago.

"It is important for the taxpayers to know the staff at Jackson State has been very good stewards of their property," Bryant said last month, during a news conference with Jackson State's president, Dr. Ronald Mason.

Reports released by Bryant's office show the percentage of missing items at Jackson State had dwindled from 9.5 percent in 1993 to 5.3 percent in 1995. It fell from 1 percent in 1997 to 0 percent in 1999. The value of Jackson State's furniture, equipment and other fixed assets -- excluding land and buildings -- is $18.56 million, according to the audit completed earlier this month.

Mason, who went to work at Jackson State on Feb. 1, says the report is a good sign.

"We hope they get the message that Jackson State is a good investment and that we can watch our money," Mason says. …

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