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3/31/2023 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will introduce Dr. Daniel J. Ennis as the ninth President of Delta State University to the campus community on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

Delta State University faculty, staff, students, and alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend the announcement and a reception to follow in the E.R. Jobe Hall Auditorium on the campus of Delta State University, Highway 8 West in Cleveland, Miss. A livestream webcast of the announcement will be available online.

Following a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Ennis president of Delta State University earlier this month. Currently serving as Provost and Executive Vice President of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Dr. Ennis has served in several administrative roles at the university over the past 20 years, including Provost, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Vice President for Academic Outreach, Chair of the Department of English, and Co-Director of the University Honors Program. A tenured professor of English, Dr. Ennis has been an assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor at Coastal Carolina.

Dr. Ennis will begin serving as President of Delta State University on June 1, 2023.


The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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