In the end, Allegra Brigham got her way.
When she stepped down as interim president at Mississippi University for Women in December, she had hoped to leave with no fanfare. Instead, she was feted with a surprise party.
Two local leaders have been tasked with representing the community on the newly-established Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was re-established by Gov. Phil Bryant last week to help promote and protect the state’s military interests and advise him on issues impacting the state’s nine military bases.
Mississippi University for Women alumna Allegra Brigham of Columbus is returning to the MUW campus as interim vice president for university relations and advancement, according to Dr. Jim Borsig, president of the university.
It was her time. Mississippi University for Women and its alumni had warred in court, and seemingly ever-present talks of closure and a name change hung over the historic campus like a humid August day by the time Allegra Brigham was asked to take the helm of her beloved alma mater.
“You are the perfect person for this time in MUW’s history,” the person on the other end of the phone said.
The Town and Tower Club presented awards for outstanding service at its annual holiday luncheon at Mississippi University for Women, Tuesday.
This year’s recipients were MUW interim President Allegra Brigham, who received the Campus Award, and the 2011 Heritage Academy senior class, which received the Community Award for the Patriot Park project.
Allegra Brigham is a modern-day Deborah.
While she is no prophetess (to our knowledge), she delivered her alma mater from near implosion.
Brigham re-embraced the disenfranchised former MUW Alumnae Association, restoring unity to a divided house
A day-long series of public forums Thursday brings Mississippi University for Women one step closer to choosing its new president.
Nearly three dozen community leaders showed up at Mississippi University for Women’s first in a day-long series of public forums designed to elicit feedback on the qualities the campus and community want to see in the college’s next president.
More than a year at the helm, Interim Mississippi University for Women President Allegra Brigham has done what some thought couldn’t be done: She has helped unify divided alumni and fostered a renewed sense of optimism.