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Open Letter from Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert

Feb. 27, 2017

To the Golden Eagle Community:

I am thrilled to report for duty as your Director of Athletics at Southern Miss.

During my first 100 days on the job, I will be meeting with Department Staff, Golden Eagle Coaches, our Student-Athletes, University Leaders, Donors, Corporate Sponsors, and an array of other Constituents across our community.

In each meeting, I plan on listening intently to understand the opportunities and challenges that each individual perceives as being most significant for our Department, and for our University.

Additionally, I will be reinforcing three themes –

     * Alignment with the educational mission of the University
     * Academic, athletic and social wellbeing of our Student-Athletes
     * Meaningful relationships with our Department

You have my personal assurance that we will strive for excellence in all we do. I am excited to be working for, and with President Bennett, and I look forward to the day that we can meet in person.

It’s a great day to be a Golden Eagle!


Jon Gilbert




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