By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.
The police chief in the Jackson suburb of Clinton said Monday that 57-year-old William Bynum Jr. was among more than a dozen people arrested during the weekend.
A news release from the Mississippi university system on Monday said Bynum submitted his resignation and it took effect immediately.
Bynum is charged with procuring services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and simple possession of marijuana.
He had been president of Jackson State since 2017.