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Southern Miss administrator announces retirement

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - A longtime Southern Miss professor and administrator is retiring at the end of the year.

Cecil Burge is leaving his post after nearly 40 years at the University.

Burge has been the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Southern Miss for over five years. However, he has been a computer science professor at the University since 1970, and has held many research positions. Burge works to help faculty members acquire external funding for their research and scholarship work.

"There's no question that we have an incredibly outstanding faculty. I think their research productivity validates that. There is some very interesting work going on in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast, and that's something I'll probably miss being away from that kind of intellectual stimulation."

Burge says when he retires at the end of December, he hopes to enjoy some more free time. Southern Miss says a national search will take place to find Burge's successor.

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