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12/19/2013 - Jackson, Miss.

Alcorn State University President Dr. M. Christopher Brown II stepped down today.

Dr. Norris Edney, former Interim President of Alcorn State University, will serve as Acting President, effective immediately.

Board of Trustees President Bob Owens will appoint a Board Search Committee and begin a national search for the next president in the very near future.

“Alcorn State University is a strong institution that does an excellent job of serving our state,” said Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education. “The university plays a vital role in our university system. I want to assure the faculty, staff, students and alumni that the Board is committed to moving quickly to begin the search process for the next President of Alcorn State University.”

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