USM’s Rodney Bennett honored in Ebony’s Power 100
by MBJ Staff
Published: November 8,2013
University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett joins an illustrious group of honorees named recently to EBONY’s annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. The Power 100 list is divided into 14 categories of recognition. Bennett is included among “The Firsts” for becoming the first African-American to lead Southern Miss or any of the state’s historically white institutions of higher learning.
A Tennessee native, Bennett became the 10th president at Southern Miss on April 1 of this year. He came to Southern Miss from the University of Georgia where he served as vice president for student affairs.
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