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USM provost Wiesenburg returns to Marine Science faculty

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi Provost Denis Wiesenburg has resigned from his position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Hattiesburg American reports he will return to the faculty in the Department of Marine Science, effective July 1. Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett said he had accepted Wiesenburg’s resignation. “(I) thank him for his service not only ...

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Wiesenberg appointed provost

University of Southern Mississippi vice president for research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1. Wiesenburg, who has served as the university’s vice president for research since 2010, also became interim provost last November when Dr. Bob ...

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Willis moves to foundation

Russ Willis has transitioned from the position of vice president for administrative affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi to a role with the University Foundation. Chad Driskell, executive assistant to the president for external affairs, will replace him on an interim basis, while Willis will join the staff of the USM Foundation as assistant director for fundraising initiatives and ...

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Saunders, King win Hub Awards

University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders has been named the 32nd recipient of The Hub Award, which honors outstanding contributions to the Hattiesburg community, commitment to excellence and dedication to public service, during a recognition dinner at the Hattiesburg Country Club. A graduate of Hattiesburg High School and Southern Miss, Saunders became the ninth president of her alma mater ...

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USM adds two to leadership team

Following recommendations by a search committee and endorsement of key constituent groups, University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders announced two appointments to the university’s leadership team which will help maximize philanthropic giving and strengthen USM’s leadership role in research across the Gulf South. Bob Pierce, Southern Miss Alumni Association executive director, has been named vice president for advancement, and ...

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Q&A: Dr. Martha Saunders, president of the University of Southern Mississippi

Black and gold heritage Learning more about the leader of the Eagles Dr. Martha Saunders’ philosophy on education follows three simple principles: know your students, connect them to bigger things and set a good example. Her career has taken her to such universities as Columbus State Georgia University, University of West Florida and the University of Wisconson-Whitewater. Eventually, her path ...

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