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Delta State’s Hilpert resting comfortably following knee surgery

By February 9, 2007General

Delta State University President, Dr. John M. Hilpert is resting comfortably this afternoon, following left knee replacement surgery today.

Performed by Dr. Walter Shelton of Mississippi Sports Medicine at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson, Hilpert is expected to be in the hospital for a few days, with additional recovery time at home. With knee replacement surgery, regular physical therapy is necessary to aid in the healing process.

“I thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes, and I look forward to getting home,” Hilpert relayed.

During Hilpert’s absence, Delta State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. John Thornell will be the senior administrator responsible for the university’s day-to-day operations.