Former USM President Horace Fleming Jr. dies - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Hattiesburg, MS 05/02/09

Former USM President Horace Fleming Jr. dies

HATTIESBURG, MS (WBLT) - Dr. Horace Fleming Jr., former president of the University Of Southern Mississippi, has died.

The university made the announcement on its web site. Fleming was the seventh president of Southern, leading the school from 1997 to 2001. During his years as president, the university saw 19 new programs started and launched its first major fundraising campaign that raised over $100 million dollars.

Fleming died Friday at his Macon, Georgia home. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

Horace Fleming Jr. was 65.

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