The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced its officers for 2016-17 on Saturday, Oct. 1, as part of Homecoming festivities on campus.
Dr. P.H. “Hal” Moore of Pascagoula was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming. Moore is president of Singing River Radiology Group. He serves on the board of directors of the Merchants & Marine Bank and formerly served on the boards of the Mississippi State Medical Association and Belhaven University.
“What a great honor it is to represent the Ole Miss Rebel nation,” said Moore. “There has never been a more exciting time at Mississippi’s flagship university, and I look forward to listening to, learning from and working with alumni, administration, faculty, students and other UM stakeholders during the coming year.”
Moore earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1976 from the University of Mississippi. He is past president of the medical chapter of the Ole Miss Alumni Association. He and his wife, Melanie, have three sons Paul (BS 01, MD 05), John and Michael (BA 10, JD 13) and four grandchildren.
Outgoing Alumni Association President Eddie Maloney (BS 78) of Jackson welcomed both a new chancellor and new Alumni Association executive director named during his tenure. “We have been blessed with great leadership teams,” he said. “It has been the experience of a lifetime meeting so many new friends.”
Bobby Bailess (BBA 73, JD 76), attorney and former president of the Warren County Bar Association in Vicksburg was named president-elect. Augustus L. “Leon” Collins (BBA 73, JD 76), of Madison, Chief Executive Officer for MINACT Inc., a major job development and training corporation, was elected vice president.
Athletics Committee members include Andy Kilpatrick (BBA 87) of Grenada and Deano Orr (BBA 93) of Bartlett, Tennessee. Kilpatrick serves as counsel for the Mississippi State Board of Architecture. Orr serves as executive director of International Paper Foundation in Memphis. Ole Miss Alumni Association Executive Director Kirk Purdom (BA 93) serves as treasurer.