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Pugh to replace Buffington as director of Stennis Center for Public Service

The Stennis Center for Public Service in Starkville announced that Dr. Brian Pugh, currently Deputy Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, will become its new Executive Director.

The current Executive Director of the Stennis Center, Rex Buffington II, retires from a job he has held for over 30 years. A former press secretary and speech writer for the late Sen. John C. Stennis, Buffington established the programs and operations of the Center which provide training and forums on leadership skills and development for those in public service. Congress created the Stennis Center in 1988 with a mission to help those in Federal, state, and local officials and employees become “more effective and efficient in performing their public duties and develop their potential for accepting increased public service.”

The transition is expected to occur in the Spring.


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