New USM Presidential Candidate Nominated

New USM Presidential Candidate Nominated (Image 1)

By Malary Pullen

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The board of trustees for the Institution of Higher Learning held a press conference Friday about a preferred candidate for president of university of southern Mississippi

University of Georgia official Rodney Bennett has been nominated to become the first black person to lead the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Bennett is vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens.

 

Mississippi’s five historically white universities have never had black leaders.

 

Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds says Bennett was chosen from a field of 3 candidates because of his experience managing money and large organizations.

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