Former publisher Bill Jacobs appointed to State Board of Education, closing gaps


Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann announced his appointment of Bill Jacobs, formerly the publisher of the Brookhaven Daily Leader and the Prentiss Headlight, to the Mississippi State Board of Education on Tuesday. Jacobs, already serving on the boards of the National Newspaper Association and the Mississippi Economic Council’s operating board, is Hosemann’s second appointment to the undersized Board of Education in a year.

The Senate must confirm Jacobs’ appointment, alongside Gov. Tate Reeves’s earlier appointments of Dr. Angela Bass, executive director at the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance, and Glen East, currently the superintendent of the Gulfport School District. However, new appointees may begin to serve immediately.

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