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Former A-State Chancellor Hudson Resigns Amid 2nd Internal Audit

Arkansas State University

Former Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson who resigned Wednesday is also the subject of a second internal audit. 

Obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by KAIT, the document included email exchanges between Hudson and a partner for the ASU-Jonesboro campus with an unknown family member’s resume attached. 

Allegedly in the emails Hudson was working to get financial assistance for the family member to attend the New York Institute of Technology.  The document accused Hudson of potentially violating Arkansas law by using “his position to secure financial assistance for a family member” that is unavailable to others “except as may be otherwise provided by law.” 

Hudson was recently the center of a previous audit involving the university’s study abroad program and his wife Diedra which was uncovered by the Jonesboro Sun

Hudson’s resignation comes within 3 weeks of the start of the fall semester and 2 days before the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine White Coats Ceremony.  The ceremony celebrates the first inaugural class for the college, which Hudson helped to bring to the campus

A-State Provost Dr. Lynita Cooksey was appointed by ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch as the acting chancellor of the Jonesboro campus.