Arbiter Ken Simon is Elected Chair of Board of Trustees for University of South Alabama
The University of South Alabama Board of Trustees, at its meeting on June 3, elected Ken Simon Chair Pro Tempore. A native Mobilian, Ken received his bachelor’s degree in history from USA in 1976, where he was elected the first African-American to be elected Student Government Association president.
Ken established the Birmingham, Alabama branch of JAG in January 2015.
Businessman James H. “Jimmy” Shumock of Mobile (pictured) was also elected to the board as vice chair, and Arlene Mitchell, a Mobile philanthropist and civic volunteer, was elected secretary.
The University of South Alabama is a public, national research university based in Mobile, Alabama. The university was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,500. Its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,224 acres. USA is the only major public institution of higher learning on the upper Gulf Coast. With Alabama's two older universities more than 200 miles distant, the University is strategically located in the greater Mobile area, which has a population of more than a million within a 100-mile radius.*
* Source, Wikipedia and US News and World Reports