Robert Walker has resigned as Jackson State’s interim athletic director according to a report by the Clarion-Ledger.

Walker, who was named interim AD in March after the school reassigned its previous athletic director, Vivian Fuller, announced his resignation on Wednesday at a department meeting.

“I’ve reached a point in life where I desire and need to spend more quality time with my family,” Walker said in a phone conversation Wednesday afternoon. “I made a decision myself. I shared with (JSU President) Dr. (Carolyn) Meyers that I needed to get out into the private world. I’ll always be a Tiger and bleed blue and white.

“I hope some of the things we’ve done (since I’ve been in this role) are beneficial to the university in the long term.”

Wheeler Brown, associate athletic director of compliance, will serve as the school’s interim athletic director.


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