In a statement, Sias said her decade as KSU president has been the most rewarding in her 36 years as an educator. She said she is proud of how much has been done in that time period “to provide access and opportunity to a diverse array of students.”
She declined further comment to the newspaper immediately after the meeting.
Board Chair Karen Bearden said an interim president would be appointed by July 1 and a search for a new president would begin as soon as possible.
“Dr. Sias’ leadership and vision have helped Kentucky State evolve into a world-class academic institution ― becoming recognized for community service, advancing science and research and educating the next generation of students capable of leading globally,” Bearden said.