Mississippi State University president Mark E. Keenum recently was elected to a term on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges’ Executive Council. In 2011, Keenum was elected to a three-year term on the SACS board of trustees. He will serve through 2013 on the 77-member body representing some 800 institutional members.
In a separate item, he has also been elected to a term on the American Public Land-Grant Universities board of directors.
Keenum is in his fourth year as the 19th chief executive of MSU, from which he holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural economics. Before being named president in late
2008, he was under secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.