Alcorn State University President Bristow dies

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 19, 2006


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The Natchez Democrat

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LORMAN &8212; Alcorn State University President Clinton Bristow Jr., 57, died Saturday evening while on the University&8217;s track field, according to a statement from ASU.

Flags at the University have been placed at half-mast.

Bristow was president of Alcorn for 11 years, the statement says.

&8220;Clinton Bristow was an extraordinary individual and educator. His love for Alcorn and its students was remarkable,&8221; Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Commissioner Thomas C. Meredith said in the statement.

Bristow was president of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, chair of the 1980s Council of Presidents and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, among others.