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Potter: Universities must do more for adults

By By Georgia E. Frye / staff writer
July 12, 2003
Mississippi's new higher education commissioner said he believes the state's eight public universities must do a better job of serving adults who need continuing education.
David Potter took over this year as chief executive of the 12-member state College Board which, in turn, oversees the state's eight public universities. Potter met this week with The Meridian Star editorial board.
Potter, the former president of Delta State University in Cleveland pointed to Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus as a good example of how to cater to adults.
Potter said he believes higher education in Mississippi is facing strong times despite financial challenges. After all, he said, most states are experiencing financial problems.
He also said he believes people in Mississippi understand the need for higher education.