State superintendent Hank Bounds has been named the next commissioner for the Institutes of Higher Learning, the board announced today.
Bounds, the former superintendent of the Pascagoula School District, will assume his new duties the end of July.
“This is a great day for the state of Mississippi,” said Mr. Ed Blakeslee, chair of the Commissioner Board Search Committee. “Dr. Bounds brings the experience, passion, and vision to move the university system forward and to forge a collaborative relationship between the secondary and postsecondary education systems in the state.”
The decision was made after a unanimous vote for Bounds.
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