Joan Exline quits USM administration

Another top administrator at Southern Miss has resigned.

Joan Exline has stepped down from her position as assistant to the president for accreditation and planning, effective immediately.

She had been responsible for coordinating all accreditation activities and serving as the university's liaison with the state's community colleges.

Exline says she's been examining her role for several months and felt it was time to leave the administration and pursue other opportunities.