Edney elected vice president of state school association

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 22, 2009

CLINTON — Natchez-Adams School District School Board Chairman Norris Edney has been elected vice president of the Mississippi School Boards Association.

He was chosen by the Delegates Assembly –– a body of school board member representatives from across the state. They convened for the annual business session during the Mississippi School Boards Association’s Fall Leadership Conference in Jackson.

Edney, retired biology professor and dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Alcorn State University, was first elected to the MSBA Board of Directors in 2005.

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He served as MSBA secretary-treasurer during the 2008-09 school year. Edney has served as president of the Natchez Board of Trustees since 2001.

Also former president of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Edney has earned numerous awards for both community and professional accomplishments including Outstanding Agriculture Researcher, Research Scientist of the Year, and SWAC Hall of Fame.