JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss a personnel matter concerning the search for the next president of Jackson State University (JSU).

After nearly six hours of speaking with candidates and deliberating, the board decided to take no action.

Steven Cunningham, a board members, said the presidential search is going as anticipated and that some decisions cannot be rushed.

“It’s going as expected. I mean, it’s a tedious process, but it’s worth the time and effort that so many people have put into it. We’re using the profile that we diligently created with the help of all the constituency groups,” he said.

Cunningham said a final decision will be made next week.