Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference by his fellow presidents/chancellors. Keenum succeeds Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
As SEC president, Keenum will head the seven-member executive committee. The panel is empowered under conference by-laws to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary/enforcement matters, fill conference vacancies, and approve or ratify conference contracts or agreements. The committee also approves the conference’s operating budget and has oversight of fiscal affairs.
In 2015, Keenum served a one-year term as the league’s vice president, succeeding the now retired former University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart.
Keenum has served as president of Mississippi State University since 2009.
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