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A new chief sustainability officer at USM comes with a new plan

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Exposing University of Southern Mississippi students to 21st century career opportunities is the goal of Jonathan Williams, the University's new chief sustainability officer.

Williams is currently a visiting professor in the College of Business and is developing a curriculum which will mix bio-sciences with business courses.

"It's the key to prepare Southern Miss graduates who are looking to break into the emerging green industry," said Williams.

Williams hopes to build a partnership with companies locating to the state such as the bio-diesel industry and Stion, a California based solar panel manufacturing company, which is opening a plant in the Hattiesburg Industrial Park soon.

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