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Interim President appointed at Alcorn State University

Dr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University. Source: Institutions of Higher Learning Dr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University. Source: Institutions of Higher Learning
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

Dr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University. 

Lee was appointed by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.  He will begin his new position July 1.

Dr. Lee began his career at Alcorn State as an instructor of music in the Department of Fine Arts.  Dr. Lee has served in numerous capacities in more than 35 years on the campus. He currently serves as Provost and Executive Vice President at the university.

"I am thankful to the Board of Trustees and Commissioner for their confidence in appointing me to serve as interim president of Alcorn State University," said Dr. Lee. "I look forward to continuing to build on the solid foundation President Rankins has laid. Having spent nearly all my career as a faculty member and administrator at Alcorn, I am passionate about our success."

Dr. Lee developed the first computer-assisted music instruction laboratory in the state and helped spearhead international programs.

Current Alcorn State President Alfred Rankins Jr. is stepping down to become Mississippi's Commissioner of Higher Education.  

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