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Media Advisory: Vice President for Southern Miss Gulf Coast Candidate Lucas to Visit Gulf Park April PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 19, 2010
Contact Charmaine Williams Schmermund - 228.865.4573   

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT: The search committee for the Vice President of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host sessions for Dr. Frances Lucas, one of three candidates for the position, as part of the interview process. A session open to the media will be Tuesday, April 20 at 12:50 p.m.

WHERE: Advanced Education Center, Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20 at 12:50 p.m.

SPECIFICS: The Vice President for Southern Miss Gulf Coast serves as the chief executive officer for the university’s Gulf Coast operations and reports directly to Southern Miss President Martha Saunders. Lucas, the first female president at Millsaps College, previously held administrative posts at Emory University, Baldwin-Wallace College and Mississippi State University.

Each candidate’s cover letter and curriculum vita is available for viewing at

CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

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