DSU president LaForge returning to work this week

July 24, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

From Media Reports

CLEVELAND – (AP) Delta State University President Bill LaForge says his doctors have given him a clean bill of health, and he will be back at work this week.

Delta State University President Bill LaForge

DSU spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said Friday that LaForge will attend a Delta State alumni meeting Thursday in Jackson, then will return to campus in Cleveland.

During the July 4 weekend, LaForge suffered a subdural hematoma – a gathering of blood on the brain’s surface – while at a South Carolina beach with family. Roberts says while LaForge’s injury was not major, he went to a local hospital when he continued to suffer headaches and pain.

In a letter to Delta State friends and colleagues Friday, LaForge says he has been “blessed with great care and a remarkable and quick recovery.”

LaForge, a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist who is the former president of Delta State’s alumni association. was nominated by the College Board to be the eighth president of the 4,800-student university in February of this year.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named LaForge in a unanimous decision.

LaForge enjoyed a career in both the public and private sectors, spanning the fields of law, government, higher education and public policy.

He served as principal of LaForge Government Relations in Washington, D.C. prior to his appointment at Delta State.