|3/9/2007 - Jackson, Miss.
During the annual conference of the National Association of System Heads (NASH), held last weekend, Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith was re-elected president, a position he has held since 2002. NASH is an organization of chief executives of the nationís 52 public higher education systems, whose primary goal is to improve the governance of public higher education systems. The association also seeks to improve and coordinate education efforts from pre-kindergarten through the university.
Commissioner Meredith is well-suited for service to such an organization. Prior to his appointment as commissioner of Mississippiís public university system in 2005, he served as chancellor of the university system of Georgia and chancellor of the university system of Alabama. Dr. Meredith also served as president and professor of education at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He has spent nearly his entire professional career in education, providing leadership in senior-level university administrative positions, fulfilling the challenging position of high school principal, and teaching at the university and secondary school levels.
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning 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.