A federal judge barred the Southern University System from taking action against embattled suspended President Ralph Slaughter hours before interim president and longtime chancellor Ed Jackson announced he is leaving Southern in July.
U.S. District Judge Ralph Tyson signed a temporary restraining order Friday morning preventing the university from “taking any action affecting Dr. Slaughter’s employment status pending further order of this court.”
Before the Southern University Board of Supervisors went into executive session Friday at the end of nearly nine hours of meetings to discuss Slaughter’s lawsuit against the university, Jackson announced he is taking a one-year sabbatical effective July 6, when Slaughter is slated to return. If Jackson returns, it would be as a professor and chancellor emeritus.
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