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EVMS rector nominated for federal HUD post

Story Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:53:00 EST

Maurice A. Jones, rector of EVMS' Board of Visitors and publisher of The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, is in the midst of the confirmation process to become deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

President Obama nominated Mr. Jones for the post earlier this year, and, if confirmed, Mr. Jones would manage day-to-day operations of the department. He has been a member of the EVMS Board of Visitors since 2006.