Despite what was reported as a recent “no-confidence” consideration by the school’s faculty senate, The state College Board has voted to extend the contract of Delta State University President John M. Hilpert.
The board also extended the contract of University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders.
The new contracts are for four years.
Hilpert’s tenure at DSU has been controversial and many in Cleveland and within the university believe he has been divisive and had a negative impact on the school as well as having a negative economic impact on the town.
Who knows what went on behind closed doors, but acknowledging Hilpert’s approximate six years at the helm as a success is flawed judgment.