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Alcorn State President To Begin Job In January


The new president of Alcorn State University officially will take over the job Jan. 3, months after he originally was scheduled to work.

George Ross, 52, was to become the university’s 17th president on May 28, but shortly after movers arrived at his home in Mount Pleasant, Mich., Ross became ill and was diagnosed with leukemia.

After months of treatment at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ross said in July that the disease was in remission.

Ross, who currently serves as vice president of finance and administrative services at Central Michigan University, was hired in the spring to succeed the late Clinton Bristow Jr., who died of heart failure in 2006.

Ross is planning to arrive in Lorman a few days after Christmas.

In November, Ross visited the school to reassure everyone that he still planned to serve as president of the university.

Ross said he is not undergoing further treatments, but will have periodic examinations at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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