The University of South Alabama Board of Trustees recently elected officers for the next three-year term.
Attorney Jim Yance of Malbis has been elected chair. Yance received his bachelor’s degree in political science at USA in 1970 and a law degree from the University of Alabama. He was appointed to the USA Board of Trustees in 2006 by Gov. Bob Riley, representing the state at large. He served as voluntary chairman of USA’s inaugural comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Campaign USA,” which raised $93.5 million, some 25 percent above its $75 million goal.
Dr. Steve Furr of Jackson was elected vice chair. Furr, a physician in Washington County, earned two USA degrees: a bachelor’s in biology in 1976 and a doctor of medicine in 1981. He currently serves as president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He was appointed to the USA board in 2006 by Riley and represents Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties.
Retired educator Bettye Maye was re-elected to another term as board secretary. She has represented Marengo and Sumter counties since 1993 and was re-appointed in 2005 by Gov. Riley.