TSU President resigns with full tenure

July 12, 2010 10:32AM

Channel 4 News interviews acting executive director of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, Justin Owen on Melvin Johnson’s resignation as President of Tennessee State University (TSU) to become a tenured professor at the institution. The tenure system in Tennessee leaves taxpayers and students to foot the bill for Johnson’s salary of $130,000 per year as the second highest paid professor at TSU despite the 13 year gap since he last taught.

With decisions like this it’s no wonder that TBR [Tennessee Board of Regents] had to raise tuition by over 6% recently.

Watch the report here.