Alan Perry appointed new IHL Board president with passing of the gavel

JACKSON, MS – Aubrey Patterson, outgoing President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has passed the gavel to incoming President Alan Perry at the IHL board meeting held in Jackson.

Perry will take office officially on May 8, 2015. He said:

“My fellow Board members and I look forward to joining with the four new Trustees who will be joining the Board to continue the work done by IHL to advance higher education in Mississippi. However we will all miss the leadership provided by Aubrey Patterson as President. And it is hard to contemplate going forward without Ed Blakeslee, Robin Robinson, and Bob Owens. They have been worthy examples and I hope we can serve the State as well as they have served.”

Perry served as Vice President of the Board during Patterson’s tenure as President. Doug Rouse will take over the Vice President position once Perry steps in as president.