IHL trustee Hooper heads Valley’s presidential search

Institutes of Higher Learning board trustee Shane Hooper of Tupelo will lead the committee seeking a new president for Mississippi Valley State University. Board president C.D. Smith made the announcement Thursday. All board trustees will serve as members of the search committee. “I look forward to leading the search for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University,” said Hooper. “I look forward to hearing from the Valley family about their thoughts on the future of the university.”

Lamar appointed to IHL seat

Gov. Phil Bryant appoints retired state Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the Institutions of Higher Learning. Gov. Bryant made the announcement in a Facebook post Wednesday morning:

“I have appointed the Honorable Ann Lamar, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, to the IHL Board of Trustees. Her term will begin immediately and run through 2021.” “I look forward to working with Justice Lamar to advance the university system and the state,” said Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience weighing decisions with thoughtful deliberation and careful consideration that will serve the Board well.”