TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The president of the state College Board is leaving his job with the city of Tupelo.
Shane Hooper says he will step down from his job as director of development services on March 29.
That department manages the city's growth.
Hooper says he is leaving after five years on the job for a private venture.
He announced his upcoming departure during a staff meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Jason Shelton issued the following statement.
“On behalf of the city of Tupelo, I would like to thank Mr. Shane Hooper for his tireless dedication to the economic growth of the city of Tupelo over the past five years. Under his leadership, our city has experienced unprecedented growth, a commercial and housing construction boom, and a higher level of customer service than ever before. His shoes will be difficult to fill, but we wish him the very best as he enters the private sector.”