Governor Phil Bryan has announced that Glenn McCullough, Jr., of Tupelo, was appointed as a Trustee for the Institution of HIgher Learning (IHL) board.
Glenn is a former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), America’s largest public power company, former Mayor of Tupelo, and a 1977 graduate of Mississippi State University. Glenn has been an active member of Bully Bloc’s Executive Committee for the past nine years. We thank Glenn for his long service to our committee.
Reed Nelson, Chairman of Bully Bloc said, “Glenn will be an excellent addition to the IHL Board and we commend Governor Bryant for his appointment. A proven businessman and a proud Bulldog, I am confident that Glenn will serve the state of Mississippi well in his newest role at the IHL.”
“I have seen first-hand the impact our universities can have in advancing the economic needs of our state,” Glenn said, “I thank Governor Bryant for the ability to serve on the IHL board and look forward to opportunity ahead.”
In January, it was announced that Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), was chosen to be the University of Nebraska’s next president. Dr. Bounds will begin his new role on April 13, and will oversee the campuses in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney, as well as the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
Dr. Bounds has led Mississippi’s eight public universities since 2009. He was the state’s superintendent of K-12 schools from 2005 to 2009 and was superintendent of the Pascagoula school system from 2001 to 2005. Earlier, he worked as a high school principal.
Bully Bloc thanks Dr. Bounds for his service to education in Mississippi and wishes him well in his new endeavors. IHL Commissioner and MSU Alumnus Hal Parker says of him, “Dr. Bounds provided leadership for Mississippi during different economic times. Our universities are stronger today because of his involvement, and he will be missed.”
Bully Bloc is a non-partisan political action committee not affiliated with Mississippi State University.