Delta State President Getting New $1.7M Home

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CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta State University has been approved to design a new president’s house. College Board trustees agreed earlier this month to pay $85,000 for the design work. The new house is planned for the site where the previous 1956 structure was demolished. Delta State President William LaForge said the previous house had mold and structural problems. The replacement is expected to cost about $1.7 million. Public university presidents are typically required to live on campus and former President John Hilpert lived in the house until he retired from Delta State in 2013. LaForge is currently living in an older house built in 1927 for a previous president.



2 Comments on "Delta State President Getting New $1.7M Home"

  1. LaForge cuts the budget. Lays off multiple employees. Then builds himself a $1.7M home. End the insanity in higher education!

  2. Factchecker | May 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Reply

    I graduated from Delta State. Will somebody please come build me a 1.7 million dollar house?

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