An administrator from the University of Central Florida has been named president of the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
Trustees unanimously selected Tony G. Waldrop as president during a meeting Thursday.
Waldrop is provost and executive vice president at Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. He also held administrative positions at the University of North Carolina and the University of Illinois.
At South Alabama, Waldrop replaces the late Gordon Moulton, who retired last July 1 and died in September.
South Alabama farmers reported receiving some damage from Hurricane Isaac, but say it was not as bad as it could have been.
The worst damage appeared to be to pecan crops, always sensitive to high winds and rain.
Jeremy Sessions said an early inspection of his Grand Bay farm revealed damage to pecan trees. He said some limbs filled with pecans were blown over. He expects many of the pecans remaining on trees were ruined.