TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – The president of Mississippi State University challenged hundreds of students at Tupelo High School to do more than what is expected of them and to have a definite plan for post secondary education.
This morning, Dr. Mark Keenum spoke to Seniors, and some advanced placement students at THS. The president of MSU talked about the rapid changes in the world of education in the past 30 years.
He also encouraged students to pursue higher education after they graduate high school. Dr. Keenum said virtually all types of vocations require some sort of instruction beyond high school.
“Employers today are looking for advanced education, said Keenum. “Again my message is to stay focused, work hard, apply yourself, have a life of integrity and have respect for other people, these are just skills and values that I also try to instill and make young people aware of to be successful, again, in life.”
Dr Keenum was named president of MSU in 2009.