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Teleconference scheduled for Monday to choose interim MVSU president


The board of trustees for the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning has set a teleconference for July 9 to appoint an interim Mississippi Valley State president.

Former President Lester C. Newman resigned earlier this month, effective July 15.

Newman, 55, was the target of a “no confidence” vote by the Faculty Senate of the historically black college in February.

Many faculty and alumni had called for Newman’s firing. They were critical of his “micromanagement” leadership style, and claimed he was a poor manager and exhibited unprofessional behavior toward MVSU supporters, including staff.

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