JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The state college board has renewed the contract of Mississippi State University (MSU) President Mark Keenum.
The extension is for four years. He’s been president for 13 years.
“While Dr. Keenum did not seek a pay increase or other compensation, the Board sees the wisdom in taking steps to invest in retaining the effective and visionary leadership that Dr. Keenum has brought to MSU," IHL Board President Dr. Walt Starr said. "It is prudent on their part to incentivize stability and continuity in leadership as the institution moves forward. The plan relies on private dollars and requires no additional taxpayer funds.”
“I am incredibly humbled and grateful to the Mississippi Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning and Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Alfred Rankins Jr. for the confidence expressed in me and our outstanding leadership team," Keenum said.
Keenum, a graduate of Corinth High School, earned degrees from Northeast Mississippi Community College and MSU.