Alcorn president is leading the Way

Updated: 3/24/2014 10:59 AM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION


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Friday, March 21, 2014




Lorman, Miss. (March 21, 2014) – Some are born ready and others are ready made. No matter the case, Alcorn State University is moving forward with a strong combination of energy—courage and confidence.

It’s a sense of optimism that springs forward from the student body to employees and alumni to the community at large. And President Alfred Rankins Jr. is leading the charge. It’s not easy balancing institutional control with transparency. But President Rankins is ready to find that balance working along with the Alcorn family.

In a letter to the Alcorn family on his first day on the job, President Rankins reflected on his time as an Alcornite and shared words of inspiration.

“It is essential that the Alcorn spirit manifests itself in collaborations across academic disciplines by our dedicated faculty and staff, be reinforced by our committed alumni and friends, and championed by our loyal student body whose originality in cheering on the Braves is matched only by their spirit of innovation in class and community work.”

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