Alcorn State U.’s Finance Chief Resigns Amid Inquiry Into Alleged Problems

Betty Roberts, Alcorn State University’s chief financial officer, resigned on Thursday amid an investigation into alleged financial discrepancies at the historically black institution. Hank M. Bounds, Mississippi’s higher-education commissioner, told the Natchez Democrat that staff members in his office were reviewing reports of the alleged problems, but did not elaborate on the inquiry.

“My office received reports of financial discrepancies, and staff members are reviewing those reports,”
Bounds stated. “The review is still ongoing, and there will be nothing else to report at this time.”

Alcorn President M. Christopher Brown II was unavailable for comment Thursday.

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