Today is an extra special edition as we recognize and honor one of our own, Dr. E.E. “Butch” Caston, for his service and dedication to Delta State. Dr. Caston has been serving as interim Vice President for Student Affairs since July of last year, and he has come out of retirement twice to serve his university. A graduate of Delta State, Dr. Caston served the university faithfully as the Dean of the College of Education from 1989 to 2002. He returned to the university in 2013 to serve as interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Then, he returned again last year following the retirement of Dr. Wayne Blansett, the former long-time Vice President of Student Affairs, to serve as interim.
Dr. Caston has been incredibly successful in all of his roles at the university, and the service he has provided our university has been extraordinary. The Delta State family is thankful to him for his dedication and loyalty, and for his willingness to come back and fill such important roles.