Mississippi Moments, a program featured on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is highlighting the tenure of Delta State University President Emeritus Dr. Kent Wyatt daily from Oct. 23-27 on MPB stations across the state.
In today’s discussion Wyatt will discuss highlights of his Delta State presidency between 1975-1999. He will also reflect on how the school has grown since he first moved to Cleveland in 1945.
To hear the interview, visit http://mississippimoments.libsyn.com.
Hosted by Bill Ellison, Mississippi Moments is produced by the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi and supported by the Mississippi Humanities Council.
“We are excited that Bill Ellison and Mississippi Moments have chosen to feature Dr. Kent Wyatt on this week’s program,” said Emily Jones, Delta State archivist. “Dr. Wyatt’s story is so special to Cleveland, Delta State and the Mississippi Delta, and Mississippi Moments will feature four shorts from his oral history recorded here at DSU.”
Mississippi Moments will share Wyatt’s journey to Cleveland as the son of Forest Wyatt, who became Delta State’s football coach in 1945, his eventual enrollment at Delta State, to Wyatt becoming the university’s longest serving President from 1975-1999.
“Rarely does a person experience such a profound opportunity to serve a city, institution and region in the way Dr. Wyatt was able to here at Delta State,” Jones added. “Mississippi Moments will offer a small glimpse into the life of a man who means so much to us all.”
To learn more about Mississippi Moments, visit MississippiMoments.org.