Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
USM AND ASU BOARD SEARCH COMMITTEES TO MEET
2/28/2007 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Search Committee for the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), chaired by Trustee Robin Robinson, will meet Friday, March 2, 2007, beginning at 8:00 a.m., in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211, for the purpose of hearing the results of candidate background and reference checks. Representatives of the Southern Miss Search Advisory Committee will participate in the meeting with the Board Search Committee, Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith, and search consultant Dr. Jan Greenwood. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

The Board Search Committee for the next president of Alcorn State University (ASU), chaired by Board President Dr. D.E. Magee, Jr., will also meet Friday, March 2, 2007, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center for the purpose of hearing the results of candidate background and reference checks. Representatives of the ASU Search Advisory Committee will participate in the meeting with the Board Search Committee, Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith, and search consultant Dr. Jan Greenwood. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

IHL's institutional executive officer search process allows Mississippi to be on the consideration list of the highest caliber professionals in higher education. The process is open, transparent and representative-based, and works in accordance with today's recruitment standards for high-level institutions of higher learning. For more information on the IHL institutional executive officer search process, including a timeline of events for both searches, visit http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/ieo_search/index.html.

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.