- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Dr. Eric Powell has announced his retirement from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab effective Dec. 16. Powell cited a desire to focus on other responsibilities as the reason for his departure.

Powell tells The Sun Herald https://bit.ly/1w1Pyo1 ) he will now focus on his research portfolio and his position as Southern Miss site director for the Science Center for Marine Fisheries.

The director position will be held on an interim level by Dr. Jeff Lotz of the University’s Department of Coastal Sciences. Lotz was the interim director for over a year until Powell was originally appointed executive director in Sept. 2012.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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