Southern Miss names head of Office of Sustainability

Just a few weeks after creating the Office of Sustainability, The University of Southern Mississippi has chosen a person to head the department.

Larry Lee will oversee the office which will focus on recycling operations and education.

"It's just a matter of common sense living as defined by sustainabilty - doing things today to guaruantee our lifestestyle tomorrow," said Lee.

A Pascagoula native, Lee earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Mississippi State University and is going for a master's in college service personnel at USM.

He will oversee a staff of 17 people.