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Gov. Phil Bryant names 4 men to 9-year College Board terms

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has named four men to nine-year terms on the College Board that would begin May 9.

Delta Council Executive Vice President Chip Morgan of Leland was named to a central district seat to succeed Bob Owens of Jackson. Businessman Thomas Duff of Columbia was named to a southern district seat to succeed Robin Robinson of Laurel. Dr. Alfred McNair of Ocean Springs was appointed to a southern district seat to succeed Ed Blakeslee of Gulfport. Former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr. was named to a northern district seat to succeed Aubrey Patterson, also of Tupelo.

The four must be confirmed by the Senate.

The 12-member board governs Mississippi’s eight public universities, appointing presidents and the higher education commissioner.

 

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