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Joseph S. Paul head shotThe University of Southern Mississippi was pleased to welcome back a well-known alumnus who dedicated 40 years of service to his alma mater when the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Dr. Joseph S. Paul as the University’s 11th President.

Dr. Paul’s priorities include advancing student recruitment, continuing to re-invigorate student life in this post-COVID environment, aggressively sharing the Southern Miss story, supporting intercollegiate athletics as a new member of the Sun Belt Conference, and helping to push our already successful capital campaign over the top.

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Lucas Administration Building
118 College Dr. #5001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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