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Online Listening Session launched for The University of Southern Mississippi President Search

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 03:40pm | By: Caron Blanton

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has launched an Online Listening Session to gain input from university stakeholders on the qualities and qualifications they believe the next President should possess.

The online survey is available at the following link: and is part of the USM President Search website: The online survey will be open until midnight on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Members of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning heard from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) campus community in Campus Listening Sessions yesterday in Hattiesburg and today in Long Beach.

The Board of Trustees has selected Academic Search, a leading national search firm based in Washington, D.C., to assist with the search. The firm specializes in executive recruitment services, executive coaching, and transition support, in partnership with their parent organization, the American Academic Leadership Institute.

All nominations, applications, and questions regarding the USM President Search should be directed to Academic Search:

For more information and to track progress on the search for the 11th President of The University of Southern Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s website at and Twitter @MSPublicUniv and @USM_Search.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.