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Alcorn State University

1000 Asu Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500

General Phone: 601-877-6100
Financial Aid Phone: 601-877-6190
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Masters Colleges and Universities I

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New chief of higher ed called visionary - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Main goal to get more Mississippians in college, commissioner says By Richard Lake J.D. Schwalm/The Clarion-Ledger Dr. Richard Hadden (left), of the Pinion Co., explains building modifications with Associate Provost Pat Joachim (center) and IHL Commissioner Tom Meredith. Last Monday was the first day of classes at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast student service center in Gulfport. Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the main campus. In six weeks, 49,500 square feet of the old Columbia Garden Park Hospital wereconverted into classrooms, library and science labs. About Meredith Thomas C. Meredith took over this month as Mississippi's commissioner of higher education. His salary is $325,000 a year, plus an annual $25,000 housing allowance.Education: Bachelor's degree, Kentucky Wesleyan College; master's degree, Western Kentucky University; doctorate, University of MississippiCareer: Chancellor, University of Georgia system, 2002-05; chancellor, University of Alabama system, 1997-2001; president, Western Kentucky University, 1988-97; vice chancellor for executive affairs and other positions, University of Mississippi, 1984-88; academic programs officer and associate director for programs and planning, Mississippi IHL, 1974-84 There was a time when Tom Meredith, a tall, slim country boy, was teaching government to high school kids in Kentucky.He was 20-something then, still single, light years away from - more available