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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 […] [...]

MSU’s Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay presidency

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University provost and executive vice president Jerry Gilbert is a finalist for the president of Austin Peay State University. Others are Southern Utah University provost Bradley Cook, Florida College System chancellor Randall Hanna and University of Texas at Tyler provost Alisa White. The Tennessee Board of Regents this past week selected […] [...]

Diamondhead Casino names new chairman/president

DIAMONDHEAD — Diamondhead Casino Corporation (DHCC), which has been trying to build a casino resort on its 404-acre property in Diamondhead for more than a decade, has appointed Ted Arneault, formerly chairman, president and CEO of MTR Gaming Group Inc., as chairman of the board of the company and president and CEO of Casino World […] [...]

Rankin chosen as new president of Alcorn State

LORMAN — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has chosen Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. as president of Alcorn State University. “I am humbled and honored that the Board of Trustees has selected me to lead Alcorn State University,” said Rankins. “I look forward to working with the ASU family to build […] [...]

Listening sessions scheduled as board looks for new ASU president

LORMAN — Members of the Board Search Committee appointed by College Board president Aubrey Patterson to lead the search for the next president of Alcorn State University will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions Feb. 19. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should […] [...]

Ricin letters suspect to appear at change-of-plea hearing

TUPELO — A Mississippi man accused of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a senator and a judge is scheduled to appear at change-of-plea hearing today, according to NBC News. James Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, has denied sending letters containing the deadly substance ricin. In November, while Dutschke was behind bars, he was charged again with attempting to […] [...]

Former college president Cleland dies at age 95

JACKSON — Howard J. Cleland, who served as president of Belhaven College for 17 years, has died at the age of 95. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home say Cleland died Sunday. The cause of death was not released. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, followed by […] [...]

Board unanimous — Bynum right for Valley presidency

ITTA BENA — The College Board unanimously voted yesterday to appoint William Bynum as the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. Bynum, most recently vice president of enrollment management and student services at Atlanta’s Morehouse College, was confirmed after meeting with students, faculty and alumni in Itta Bena. “It is an awesome blessing to […] [...]

Group of alumni oppose Bynum as next president of MVSU

ITTA BENA — Some Mississippi Valley State University alumni are complaining about the nomination of William Bynum to be the university’s next president. Roosevelt Yarbrough, president of Valley’s alumni association, said at a news conference he wants the school to be led by an alumnus, and says he’s worried that Bynum doesn’t have any experience […] [...]

Board prefers Morehouse College VP for MVSU president

ITTA BENA — William Bynum is likely to be the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. The state College Board announced today that Bynum, now of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, is the preferred candidate to become the next leader of the smallest of Mississippi’s eight public universities. Bynum is vice president of enrollment management and […] [...]

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