Kenneth Townsend Returns to Millsaps to Help Oversee Strategic Plan

Millsaps College
Jackson, Mississippi

Although he is only 30-years-old, Kenneth Townsend has a resume that would be the envy of most young professionals.

  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate and Founder's Medal Award Recipient for Highest GPA, Millsaps College, 2004
  • Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 2004-2006
  • Barksdale Honors College Fellow and Visiting Professor, University of Mississippi, 2006-2008
  • Master of Arts in Religion/Juris Doctor Degrees, Yale University, 2008-2012

Recently, Townsend added a new title and position - one that meant a return to his home state and his first college alma mater, Millsaps College. In August, Townsend became special assistant to Millsaps President Dr. Robert Pearigen, and assistant professor of political science.

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