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  • Ohio State VP named as Mississippi College president

    by Mississippi College & BP Staff, posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (one month ago)

    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- A Mississippi native now serving as an Ohio State University vice president has been selected as the new president of Mississippi College.

    Blake Thompson, 43, will start July 1 as president of the 5,200-student college affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, succeeding Lee Royce, who retires June 30 after 16 years as president.

    At Ohio State where Thompson joined its administrative leadership in 2009, he serves as vice president of the office of government affairs, representing the university at the local, state and federal levels, and as board secretary, one of three elected trustee officers at the 60,000-student university. Read More