Mr. Paul Bennett, I.T. Coordinator at the University of Mississippi School of Law, has been selected as the 2016-2017 Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. The award is voted on each year by the Law School Student Body (LSSB) Senate. The LSSB Senators—elected by their respective classes—assembled on Friday, March 31, 2017, to make nominations and vote on a single recipient of the award.

“We are thrilled to announce Mr. Bennett as the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year,” said Allison Bruff, LSSB Vice President. “From class lectures to guest speakers to special events, Mr. Bennett has gone above and beyond to enhance our experience as law students in the information age and maximize the efficiency of our programs through modern technology.”

Mr. Bennett manages all of the information technology requirements at the law school and has been on the Staff at the University of Mississippi for 21 years, beginning as a student employee in the Micro Computer Labs and moving to the School of Law as Network Administrator in 2002. He received degrees in Public Administration and Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. Prior to that, Mr. Bennett served in the United States Air Force as a Security Specialist from 1973-1979.

“Paul is our resident MacGyver,” said Pamela Gordon, Assistant to the Dean. “He can make anything technical work properly.” Students, faculty, and staff rely on Mr. Bennett every day to keep the law school and its technology running smoothly.

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