|3/25/2006 - Jackson, Miss.
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) will convene on Sunday and Monday, March 26 and 27, to hold meetings of the Boards Presidential Search Committee. The purpose of the meetings is to interview candidates for President of Mississippi State University. The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days to begin the process. This time has been updated to enable the Board to convene and go into executive session before the interviews begin at 9:30 a.m. All meetings will be held in the former IHL Board Room on the 9th floor of the Education and Research Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson. Executive sessions will be held in accordance with the Mississippi Open Meetings Act.
The preferred candidate for President of Mississippi State University will be announced during a brief press conference and via press release following the second day of interviews on Monday, March 27. Once identified, the preferred candidate will be brought to the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, Mississippi, on Tuesday, March 28, for open, day-long interviews with various university constituencies. The interview schedule is as follows:
7:45 a.m.8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Vice Presidents, Foundation Board Room, Hunter Henry Center
8:45 a.m.9:30 a.m. Meeting with Campus Leadership, Parker Ballroom, Hunter Henry Center
9:45 a.m.10:45 a.m. Meeting with General Faculty, Parker Ballroom, Hunter Henry Center
11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m. Meeting with Student Leadership, Foundation Board Room, Hunter Henry Center
11:50 a.m.12:45 p.m. Lunch with Alumni Executive Committee, Correro Board Room, Hunter Henry Center
1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m. Meeting with Staff Council, Foundation Board Room, Hunter Henry Center
2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m. Campus and Community Reception, Parker Ballroom, Hunter Henry Center
3:45 p.m.4:45 p.m. Meeting with MSU Foundation Board, Foundation Board Room, Hunter Henry Center
5:00 p.m. Meeting of the Board of Trustees, Correro Board Room, Hunter Henry CenterT.B.A. Press Conference, Parker Ballroom, Hunter Henry Center
Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, IHL governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.