Mississippi State University Wednesday announced the new dean for the Meridian campus.
Dr. Jack Tucci has been the head of the business division at MSU Meridian for several years, and now holds the top position.
Tucci's appointment by MSU president, Dr. Mark Keenum, will have to be approved by the College Board.
Tucci says he's excited and honored to have the job.
"One of the things, we want to see Mississippi State take a larger participation in economic development here in eastern Mississippi. I think the dean should be more involved in the community and this region," said Tucci. "And I plan to work with Josh Thompson in getting more people in the community involved with Mississippi State and Mississippi State probably working more closely with the EMBDC and other economic developers in our region."
Tucci will also serve in the newly-created position of executive director of at the campus.