USM holds listening session for input in search for new president

The University of Southern Mississippi is searching for a new president and today they held a listening session in Long Beach to get public input.

Currently, Dr. Joseph Paul is serving as interim USM president while the board completes its search for the university’s 11th permanent president.

At the listening session, members of the board search committee heard from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

Some people discussed ensuring the new president does not overlook the Gulf Park campus and all it has to offer. Institute of Higher Learning President Tom Duff said, “Of all the schools, the Mississippi Gulf Coast campus is perhaps the most under looked and has the most opportunities. It is our great desire to find a president for the university that will participate, be an active partner on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and help this campus and Southern Miss accomplish what needs to be done.”

For those who were unable to attend the listening session, you can share your thoughts using the online survey. You can find that survey by clicking here.

The survey closes October 12th at midnight.

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