Community college renames Jefferson Davis campus
(AP) — A Mississippi community college has announced that it renamed one of its campuses that previously honored Confederate President Jefferson Davis, according to school officials.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport was renamed last week to Harrison County Campus, President Mary S. Graham said in a statement obtained by news outlets Monday.
Graham said the college’s board of trustees chose to change the name as part of the school’s new strategic plan, which called for reviewing the names of all facilities “to ensure they support and align with the college’s mission, vision and values.”
The college was in the process of updating its publications and website to reflect the change, The Hattiesburg American quoted the college’s public information coordinator as saying.