Southern board elects new chairman

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Posted: Nov 27, 2010 12:15 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2010 12:15 PM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - The Southern University Board of Supervisors has only its second ever non-alumni chairman as Darren G. Mire.

Mire, an elected Orleans Parish assessor, was picked Friday as the 2011 chairman over LaPlace lawyer Randal Gaines, who was other board member actively campaigning for the position.

The Advocate reported on Saturday that outgoing Board Chairman Tony Clayton of Port Allen, who has served two years in the position, says Mires selection is a "wise decision."

Mire was appointed to the Southern Board in January 2009 by Gov. Bobby Jindal and quickly moved into influential positions. Mire is currently serving as vice chairman.

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