Alcorn State University remembers former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran


Alcorn State University issued the following statement in remembrance of former United States Senator Thad Cochran for his lifetime of service, support and dedication to the state of Mississippi, its institutions and residents.

“Senator Thad Cochran was an exemplary great leader and statesman. He served the country and Mississippi at the highest level, tirelessly working to make a difference and improve the lives of its people. His work on education, healthcare, defense and agriculture funding, policy, research and facilities for Alcorn was unparalleled. He leaves a distinguished legacy as a respected gentleman of wisdom, civility, and consensus building. Senator Cochran’s nearly forty-five years of public service stands as a model for publicly elected officials. Mississippi is stronger today because Thad Cochran was her servant. Alcorn extends its deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers to the Cochran family.”