Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
BOARD TO ANNOUNCE INSTITUTIONAL 2007 BEST PRACTICES AWARD WINNERS
1/11/2008 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) will hold various committee meetings on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act for the following committee meetings:

  • A meeting of the Educational Policies and Programs Committee, chaired by Trustee Bettye Neely, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 935 on the 9th floor of the Paul B. Johnson tower building in the Education and Research Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211. The purpose of this meeting is to review initiatives and upcoming Board items.
  • A meeting of the Real Estate and Facilities Committee, chaired by Trustee Scott Ross, will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Real Estate and Facilities Committee agenda, including the additional campus for the Southern Miss Gulf Coast operations.
  • A meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by Trustee Thomas Colbert, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211. The purpose of this meeting is to plan the February 13 Strategic Planning summit.

The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m., in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211. The full Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. and will then conduct business as a committee of the whole. Various Board committees, including Educational Policies and Programs; Budget, Finance, and Audit; Gulf Coast; Real Estate and Facilities; Governance; and Legal will meet as part of the Board meeting. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. The Board meeting will be available for real-time viewing via live webcast on the IHL website, http://www.mississippi.edu/.

As part of the meeting, the Board will announce institutional 2007 Best Practices award winners. The Board’s Best Practices award program is designed to highlight efforts that create efficient and effective practices initiated at institutions in academics; finance, business, and administration; student services; and technology.

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.

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