The president of the University of Southern Mississippi visited Meridian Wednesday. Dr. Martha Saunders spoke to the Meridian Rotary Club.
Saunders, president since 2007, shared news about the school's 100th birthday this year, and some of the new research initiatives currently being undertaken.
"We have for example, a center for spectator sport security, that has found a real niche in the marketplace," said Saunders. "As we worry a lot about security in mass audiences, our folks have figured out some simulations to be able to evacuate large arenas in a very short time."
Over the last four weeks, Meridian Rotary Club has hosted Mississippi State University president, Dr. Mark Keenum, and Ole Miss chancellor Dr. Dan Jones.