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Friday, March 27, 2015

Nebraska Bound

In February I spent a few days in Mississippi with reporter Kate Howard to do a profile on Dr. Hank Bounds. Bounds was recently elected to oversee all of the public higher education institutions in Nebraska (UNL, UNO, Kearney etc.) We visited his hometown, a small agricultural high school, a school district on the Gulf Coast where he was a principal and superintendent and of course the Mississippi capitol, Jackson. We had a fun trip, saw some interesting places and ate some excellent unhealthy food. Scroll to the end for the video. Enjoy!

University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds exits his car to speak at Leadership Mississippi at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD




University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds talks on the phone as he is driven to a speaking engagement on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds, second from left, talks with Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers, right, at Jackson State University on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


A man jogs on the Beach Park Fishing Pier on February 4, 2015 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Dr. Hank Bounds was the principal of Pascagoula High School and  Superintendent of the Pascagoula School District. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


A pelican flies over the water on February 4, 2015 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Braxton Morrow, 13, left, Doule Martin, 12, second from left, Nicholas Igo, 12, second from right, and Diamond Martin, 12, right, hang out at the Brooklyn Quick Stop convenience store near Forrest County Agricultural High School on February 3, 2015 in Brooklyn, Mississippi. Dr. Hank Bounds attended Forrest County Agricultural High School as a student and later became principal. University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning and will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Caleigh Pierce, 17, holds a baby goat at Forrest County Agricultural High School on February 3, 2015 in Brooklyn, Mississippi. Dr. Hank Bounds attended Forrest County Agricultural High School as a student and later became principal. University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning and will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


 Students Dustin Loftin, left, and Wong Kirkland, right, sit on the back of a pickup truck at the end of the school day outside Forrest County Agricultural High School on February 3, 2015 in Brooklyn, Mississippi. Dr. Hank Bounds attended Forrest County Agricultural High School as a student and later became principal. University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning and will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


tudents walk through the halls at Pascagoula High School on February 4, 2015 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Dr. Hank Bounds was the principal of Pascagoula High School and Superintendent of the Pascagoula School District. One of the changes he made as principal was to direct the traffic flow of students during passing periods and have them walk on opposite sides of the hallway. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


University of Nebraska President Elect Hank Bounds, center, is guided on a tour after speaks to students at the Van Brunt Visitors Center on January 27, 2015 in Lincoln, Neb. About fifty students from campus organizations came to meet with Bounds. He is in town this week to meet with the board of regents, students, and to look at schools for his children. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Trees collect rain on February 4, 2015 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Dr. Hank Bounds was the principal of Pascagoula High School and Superintendent of the Pascagoula School District. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds talks on the phone on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


niversity of Nebraska President Elect Hank Bounds, left, is guided on a tour by UNL students including Christina Guthmann, right, after he speaks to students at the Van Brunt Visitors Center on January 27, 2015 in Lincoln, Neb. About fifty students from campus organizations came to meet with Bounds. He is in town this week to meet with the board of regents, students, and to look at schools for his children. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds, center, holds a cabinet meeting at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning office on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


 University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds, right, talks with Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers, left, at Jackson State University on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


 University of Nebraska President Elect Dr. Hank Bounds walks down the staircase after speaking at Leadership Mississippi at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Bounds, who is currently commissioner of higher education at the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, will start as president in April. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

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