Keenum president of state association

Dr. Mark Keenum (Photo source: Mississippi State University)

MSU president, Dr. Mark Keenum, is now leading the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities. The organization's annual conference was held this week in Natchez.

According to a news release, the organization promotes goodwill among Mississippi’s colleges and universities and works to stimulate academic and professional cooperation.

MSU was also recognized Tuesday for having the highest student-athlete graduation rate of 87% over five years in MAC’s Public University Division during the Halbrook Awards Program.

Program sessions at the 2016 conference focused on student completion, leadership in higher education and successful student initiatives, among other topics.

The MAC consists of public and private two-year and four-year institutions.