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USM President Talks With Army About ROTC Program

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett attended a meeting in Washington DC Wednesday with U.S. Army officials about the future of the school's Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

The meeting was held at the Pentagon.

Bennett says he wanted to talk with the officials face to face about the importance of the school's program.

He says the Army still has not given a reason as to why USM's program was chosen to be cut.

Twelve other schools are also being placed on probation.

All of the details of the probationary period have not been disclosed.

He said he thinks the meeting went well.

"My purpose for going and the questions that I raised were well received by the deputy assistant and I feel like we are moving in the right direction," he said. "We are not there yet but I think we are moving in the right direction."

About 90 students are currently in the program.


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