Posts Tagged ‘educator’

Scott replacing Rosenblatt as dean of MC Law

JACKSON — Professor Wendy Scott is the new dean of Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law), effective August 11, 2014. A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law, Scott will make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. Scott becomes the […] [...]

Brown stepping down at MSU-Meridian; going to West Florida

MERIDIAN — Steven F. Brown, the dean and associate vice president at Mississippi State University-Meridian, is leaving Sept. 12 to accept a leadership post at a Florida university. Brown has been at the MSU-Meridian campus since 2011. He will become dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of West […] [...]

Dismissed Delta school principal wants reinstatement

GREENWOOD — Former Greenwood High School principal Percy Powell is going to court to try to get his job back. Powell’s attorney, Preston “Bo” Rideout, has filed a notice of appeal in Leflore County Chancery Court, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Powell will ask the court to put him back on the job he has held […] [...]

Georgia woman gets jail time for bribing ex-Delta school superintendent

GREENVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble to 30 months in prison for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children. Goble, who owned Teach Them To Read in Conyers, Georgia, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to pay bribes in connection with […] [...]

Bryant’s criticism of Common Core raises questions

JACKSON — Gov Phil Bryant appeared to ratchet up his rhetoric against the Common Core academic standards yesterday, calling them “failed.” But late in the evening, a spokeswoman said his position had not changed, intensifying questions about whether Bryant’s statements would actually open the door to the standards’ repeal in Mississippi. Critics say Common Core […] [...]

Keeton to retire next year as head of UMMC

JACKSON — The head of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has announced his retirement. Dr. James Keeton said today that he will retire as of June 30, 2015. Keeton, a pediatric urologist, has been vice chancellor of health affairs and dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine since July 2009. He’s worked […] [...]

Ex-superintendent, conservator to oversee troubled school district

FOREST — Mark Boyles, a retired superintendent from Smith County and who has served in conservatorship roles for the state when needed, will assume oversight of Scott County schools on July 1. Boyles will replace Michael Vinson, who was appointed by the State Board of Education to oversee the district on Feb. 26. Vinson has […] [...]

Lucas stepping down as VP of USM-Gulf Park, but staying at school

LONG BEACH — Frances Lucas is resigning as vice president for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus. She is not going far. Lucas will stay on with the Department of Human Capital Development. She will teach and work with doctoral students. The announcement came yesterday in an email to USM students, faculty and […] [...]

USM finally holds inauguration ceremony for Bennett

HATTIESBURG — More than a year after he took the reins at the University of Southern Mississippi, President Rodney Bennett has been officially inaugurated. Bennett is being hailed as the first black person to lead a historically white university in Mississippi. The 10th president of the 15,000-student university has already faced a major challenge, leading […] [...]

Wright confirmed as state superintendent of education

JACKSON — Four months after she started work, Carey Wright’s position as Mississippi’s state superintendent of education is official. State senators voted 46-6 to confirm Wright yesterday after a brief debate that focused on whether her values are right for Mississippi and whether senators should support her advocacy of Common Core state standards and publicly […] [...]

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