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Media Advisory: The University of Southern Mississippi to Introduce Incoming University Police Chief of Operations

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT: USM Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Dee Dee Anderson will announce the incoming chief of operations for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Police Department.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WHERE: USM Police Department Headquarters, Bond Hall, Hattiesburg Campus

SPECIFICS: Media are invited to attend a brief press conference related to the leadership of the University Police Department. USM Vice President for Student Affairs Dee Dee Anderson will announce the selection of the University's next chief of operations, who will replace current Chief Bob Hopkins, who is scheduled to retire on June 30. Anderson and the incoming chief will provide remarks.

CONTACT: Van Arnold, Assistant Director for News and Media Relations, 601-266-5568 or van.arnoldFREEMississippi

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit