Hyde elected president of Gulf South Historical Association

Contact: Rene AbadiSam Hydee
Date: October 25, 2012

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of History Samuel C. Hyde has been elected president of the Gulf South Historical Association (GSHA).

     Holder of the Leon Ford Endowed Chair in Regional Studies and director of the university's Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, Hyde was elected at the recent Gulf South History and Humanities Conference held Oct. 18-20 in Pensacola, Fla. He is a resident of Denham Springs.

     The conference is an annual event sponsored by the GSHA and explores all aspects of the history and cultures of the Gulf South and the Caribbean Basin. GHSA is a consortium of universities and historical organizations and agencies in the Gulf South and Latin America.

     Also at the conference, Southeastern Associate Professor of History Randy Sanders was selected to serve as conference coordinator for the coming year.

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