LORMAN — Alcorn State University says former President Rudolph Waters has died.
The university says Water, a longtime dean and vice president, died Sunday at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg after an extended illness.
Waters, 82, served as interim president of Alcorn in parts of 1994 and 1995.
He worked at Alcorn for 48 years, starting as dean of students in 1957.
After retiring, Waters remained a director of the ASU Foundation.
A Brookhaven native, Waters earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, a master’s degree from Boston University and a doctorate from Kansas State University.
Waters is survived by his wife Kathleen, children Rudolph Jr. and Veronica, and six grandchildren.
The university plans a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at its Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex in Lorman.