Edmund Buckner was
named dean of the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
at Alcorn State. He has been serving as the interim dean of
the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences at
the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Dr. Buckner is a
graduate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. He holds a
master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Wisconsin
and a Ph.D. in natural resource policy and law from Purdue
University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

“I am very excited to be here at Alcorn State University,”
said Dr. Buckner. “I look forward to working with the faculty
and staff to grow student enrollment, continue our cutting
edge research programs and share this important information
with our farmers, ranchers and rural and urban communities.”

Donna Williams was
appointed dean of the School if Business at Alcorn State
University. She was acting as interim dean. She has been
serving as an assistant professor and  chair of
undergraduate business programs.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen as the dean for
the School of Business,” said Dr. Williams. “I am very
excited about the future of the business school. What’s very
important to me is to create an environment where students
can be educated so that they can be well equipped for
graduate and professional school and employment
opportunities.”

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