Dilmore has joined The University of Southern Mississippi's Department
of Marketing and Public Relations team as an assistant director
for news and marketing.
his new position May 1. He will be in charge of news coverage for
a large cross section of academic and staff areas at the university,
including the colleges of Business and Economic Development and
Health and Human Sciences.
spent the past two years as editor and publisher of the Scott County
Times in Forest. Prior to that he was editor and publisher of the
Lamar County News, the Petal News and the Hattiesburg Advertiser
News. Dilmore holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Southern
experience as an editor and newspaper publisher gives him an insight
into the kinds of stories that can benefit the university most,"
said Lisa S. Mader, director of Marketing and Public Relations.
"He's a gifted and accomplished writer as well, and we're thrilled
to have someone of his caliber here at Southern Miss."
experience includes three years as a reporter and assistant editor
for The Northside Sun in Jackson, and work as news editor of the
Student Printz while in college.
Dilmore has overseen have received numerous awards from the Mississippi
Press Association (MPA) for content, layout and design, including
the MPA's General Excellence Award.
A second generation
Southern Miss graduate, Dilmore is a lifelong and enthusiastic supporter
of Golden Eagle athletics.