UM names long-term interim president

The University of Mobile board of trustees has named history professor and executive dean Lonnie Burnett as interim president of his alma mater.

Board Chairman David Conner made the announcement following a trustee meeting May 10.

Noting Burnett was the unanimous choice of the trustees, Conner said the interim appointment is effective May 28 and will continue for a term of 16 months.

Then board chairman Fred Wilson was named temporary interim president after President Tim Smith resigned Feb. 25 for personal reasons. (UM)