After having his duties reassigned on August 25, former athletic director Steve Cornelison has been reinstated effective immediately. Former president Bruce Blanding had made the decision to reassign Cornelison based on what was deemed as personal differences.
“Steve has been, and continues to be, a valued member of the Jackson State family,” said Horace Chase, interim president. “He has a very successful track record with the college’s athletic program and his reinstatement is an action we feel is well-justified.”
Cornelison has been employed by the college since 1998. He has led the athletic program since 2002.