Mississippi State University-Meridian will hold a reception Feb. 4 to welcome Terry Dale Cruse as its new administrative director and head of campus.
Cruse will be the university's chief administrative officer and will be responsible for managing approximately 500 students and supervising 90 staff and faculty members. Cruse previously served as vice president for enrollment services at LeTourneau University in Texas for two years, where he oversaw the university's comprehensive strategic enrollment management efforts.
He also spent eight years at Missouri Baptist University, where he held various enrollment roles including being the first vice president for enrollment services.
“We are so pleased to have Dr. Cruse join MSU-Meridian," MSU Interim Provost and Executive VP Julia Hodges said. "Dr. Cruse brings a wealth of experience in enrollment growth. He also has a good understanding of the community colleges in our state and will be successful in strengthening our partnerships with them. Under his leadership, MSU-Meridian will have many opportunities to become an even stronger and more vibrant part of the university.”
The reception will take place from 2-3 p.m. in the grand lobby of the Riley Center.