Orientation: Meet the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Leadership
Dr. Rodney D. Bennett
University of Southern Mississippi, President
Rodney D. Bennett took office as the 10th President of
The University of Southern Mississippi on April 1, 2013.
Dr. Bennett came to Southern Miss from the University of
Georgia, where he served as Vice President for Student Affairs.
Dr. Bennett’s selection as President made history, as he became
the first African-American president of a predominantly white
higher education institution in the state of Mississippi.
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