JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Alcorn State University President Alfred Rankins, Jr. has been named the next Commissioner of Higher Education.
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning made the appointment at its meeting earlier Friday in Jackson.
He will begin serving as commissioner on July 1.
Current commissioner, Glenn Boyce, announced in February he will retire at the end of the current fiscal year.
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