May 12, 2020

Former Texas mayor named president at college in Mississippi



HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A historically black college in northern Mississippi is naming the former mayor of San Antonio as its next president.


Trustees of Rust College in Holly Springs on Friday announced Ivy Taylor as the 12th president of the 800-student school, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.


Taylor will succeed David Beckley, who has been Rust’s president for 27 years. The Texan will be the first female president of Rust, chosen after an eight month search.


Taylor served as mayor of San Antonio for three years and as a member of the San Antonio City Council for five years.


“I am thrilled to be part of writing the next chapter for this historic institution,” Taylor said in a statement.

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