HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Tommy King, the new President of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities says the financial future for institutions in the state won't be a straight "A" path.
King, President of William Carey University, recently advanced to the office of president of the "MAC" board. The association is made up of 36 public and private colleges and universities in the state.
When asked about the higher education budgetary future, King says there will be a downturn in the pool of students and enrollments will level off.
"We expect to continue to experience budgetary restraints. No one predicts that the stagnation in the economy is going away anytime soon. Both state tax supported institution , and especially private institutions will experience a real tighten of funds available," said King.