The Mississippi board of trustees want to hear from the campus community what qualities and qualifications they want in the next president of Alcorn State University. The state board of trustees have scheduled listening sessions Tuesday, Oct. 2 on the ASU campus.

Former ASU president Al Rankins was appointed to oversee Mississippi’s college board earlier this summer – becoming the first African American to be named Commissioner of Higher Learning for the state. Dr. Donzell Lee is currently serving as the interim president.

The Trustees will meet with stakeholders in the Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Hall – beginning with students at 1 p.m., followed by meetings with faculty and administration before ending the listening sessions with a meeting with alumni and the community at 4 p.m., according to a Monday news release.

Immediately following the session with alumni and the community trustees will hold a board meeting – followed by a news conference.

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