Young resigns as interim president at EMCC

SDN Staff
Staff Writer

Rick Young has resigned as East Mississippi Community College’s interim president, according to sources with the school. 

The former EMCC president, who previously served as president emeritus, submitted his letter of resignation to the EMCC Board of Trustees last night during its Sept. 4 meeting. 

He was not present for the meeting, according to a statement from the school, and his resignation is effective immediately.

Young assumed the position of interim president on May 18 following the resignation of former EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner.

Young career's at EMCC goes back over four decades. He assumed the presidency in 2004 and held the position until his retirement in 2015, before returning in an interim capacity. 

This is a developing story. For more, read Thursday's Starkville Daily News.