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Temporary Mississippi Valley State leader could be permanent

JACKSON (AP) — Trustees are seeking a new president at Mississippi Valley State University, but they could hire the person currently running the university.

Mississippi’s College Board on Thursday named a presidential search committee for the 2,500-student university to be led by Shane Hooper of Tupelo. All other trustees will be committee members.

Jerryl Briggs, previously chief operating officer, continues as acting president.