Jackson State University President Dr. William Bynum Jr. resigned from his position Monday after being arrested in a prostitution sting over the weekend in central Mississippi, reported the Associated Press.
Bynum was among more than a dozen people arrested in the sting. Also arrested in the police operation was Shonda McCarthy, director of the Jackson State University art galleries.
“Dr. William B. Bynum has tendered his resignation as President of Jackson State University to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, effective immediately,” said a press statement on the website of the Mississippi university system.
Police said Bynum is charged with procuring the services of a prostitute, providing a false identity and simple possession of marijuana.
Bynum was appointed president of Jackson State in May 2017. Prior to that, he served for four years as president of Mississippi Valley State University.