Southern Miss renames building in honor of former President J.B. George | Schools
The former Speech and Hearing Building at The University of Southern Mississippi was officially renamed the J.G. George Building in honor of the University’s third president during a ceremony held June 14 on the Hattiesburg campus.
George served as president from July 1, 1933 to June 30, 1945. When he began his tenure, the school had undergone a name change from Mississippi Normal College to State Teachers College. In 1940 George helped guide a name change to Mississippi Southern College.
“Jennings Burton George led this university through two of the darkest periods in our nation’s history – The Great Depression and World War II,” said Southern Miss President Emeritus Aubrey K. Lucas at the building dedication. “He was known as a frugal businessman and a fiscal administrator who also understood the importance and value of landscape and architecture on a university campus.
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