Retired Judge Hubert Grimes new acting president of financially-troubled Bethune-Cookman University

Edison out and Grimes in at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Edison Jackson, shown above and far left, is apparently out as president of Bethune-Cookman University and Hubert Grimes, shown near left, is in as acting president of B-CU.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Retired Circuit Judge Hubert Grimes has been named the acting president of historically-African-American Bethune-Cookman Universiy, whose president has resigned amid controversy over millions in finances, including massive cost overruns on a student dormitory.

"Thanks for all of the congrats and well wishes in my new assignment as Acting President of Bethune Cookman," Grimes wrote on his Facebook page earlier on this Sunday. "I humbly accept this charge most graciously and knowing that the primary tenet of our founder is faith. But faith without works is dead. Therefore, there is much work to be done"

Grimes continued: "I welcome your prayers, support and help on all fronts as we strive to build a world class university for the next generation. Please encourage your potential college students to come to B-CU. Blessings."

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.