USM President Visits MSMS

University of Southern Mississippi president Dr. Rodney Bennett meets with MSMS students during a recent tour of the school.

University of Southern Mississippi president Dr. Rodney Bennett meets with MSMS students during a recent tour of the school.

MSMS was recently honored to host a visit from the president of the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Rodney Bennett.

Bennett spent an afternoon touring the school and meeting with MSMS administrators, faculty, and students.

While he had visited MUW in the past, this was Bennett’s first time to tour Mississippi’s premiere STEM high school.

“This has been a real eye-opener,” he said.

Accompanying Bennett was USM Provost, Dr. Steven Moser.

(from left) MSMS Director for Advancement, Dr. Heather Hanna; Director for Academic Affairs, Kelly Brown; USM Provost, Dr. Steven Moser; MSMS student, Claudia Vial; USM President, Dr. Rodney Bennett; MSMS student, McKenzie Jones; and MSMS Executive Director, Dr. Germain McConnell.

(from left) MSMS Director for Advancement, Dr. Heather Hanna; Director for Academic Affairs, Kelly Brown; USM Provost, Dr. Steven Moser; MSMS student, Claudia Vial; USM President, Dr. Rodney Bennett; MSMS student, McKenzie Jones; and MSMS Executive Director, Dr. Germain McConnell.

“We were excited to have Dr. Bennett and Dr. Moser on campus because we want to strengthen our ties with USM and work toward offering research opportunities for our students through the university,” said MSMS Director of Advancement, Dr. Heather Hanna.

In the coming weeks, MSMS plans to host top administrators from other Mississippi universities. In late January, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dr. Jeffery Vitter is scheduled to visit.