Panel formed to help with USM presidential search

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — A committee has been formed to help in the search for the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Members of the Campus Search Advisory Committee include representatives from the alumni, faculty and staff, students and community. The committee, named Tuesday, met later for an organizational meeting.

One of the panel’s duties will be to participate in campus listening sessions, which will include discussions on the qualities the next president should possess. The first session is set for Wednesday, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the Hattiesburg campus. A listening session also will be held at the Gulf Park campus from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All sessions are open to the public.

President Martha Saunders resigned June 30 to join the faculty at the Gulf Coast campus.