Candidates for President of the Southern University System

The board of supervisors of the Southern University system is currently interviewing candidates to replace retiring president Leon Tarver. Among the candidates for the position are:

 • Lester Newman, president of Mississippi Valley State University, a historically black educational institution in Itta Bena;
Ralph Slaughter, vice president for administration and management for the Southern University system;
William McHenry, professor of chemistry and an administrator at Jackson State University in Mississippi; and
A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, former provost at Howard University, who now serves as president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues at the American Psychological Association.

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