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Derek McBride

When Derek Wesley McBride of Bronson was convicted and sentenced to eight years in state prison in March for killing Amber Roussel on the Neches River bridge, Roussel’s family expected the sentence to be carried out.

Evans (right) received the presidential medallion from James Simmons.

Kenneth R. Evans was invested as Lamar University’s 15th president on Thursday, Nov. 7, calling on students and faculty in his inaugural address to recognize the strengths of the university’s heritage while also seeking to invent a promising new future.