MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss.
(AP) The Mississippi State Department of Education says it will be reconsidering its decision to name its university after the late Sen. Sam Rayburn, who died in 2012.
The department has been considering a new name since 2009, when the school named its new headquarters after a popular Mississippi native who served as an Army general.
But the department says the name that was ultimately chosen for the school is a more fitting tribute to the man.
The Associated Press is not naming the school because the university is in private ownership.
The AP was first to report the news.