Presidential searches to begin at 2 Mississippi universities

September 4, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi university trustees are beginning searches for new presidents at the Mississippi University for Women and Alcorn State University.

Trustees will hold listening sessions at MUW on Sept. 14 and at Alcorn State on Oct. 2. College Board members say they want to hear from faculty, students, staff and others about what they want in a future president. Former MUW President Jim Borsig retired on June, while former Alcorn President Alfred Rankins was named higher education commissioner.

College Board spokeswoman Caron Blanton says trustees have not yet appointed search chairs or campus advisory committees. They also haven’t yet decided on whether they will conduct full national searches or appoint new leaders without such searches.

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