Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
BOARD RECEIVES MUW 20/20 REPORT; ENDORSES MUW’S STUDY OF INSTITUTIONAL NAME CHANGE
6/19/2008 - Jackson, Miss.

During its annual retreat, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) asked the Mississippi University for Women (MUW) to update the Board on the MUW 20/20 report. This report was a result of an extensive future planning process at MUW and was the result of a meeting of community members, System representatives, policy makers, students, alumni, faculty, and staff, which detailed ideas and strategies to enhance MUW’s future and meet the greater needs of the MUW community and the State of Mississippi.

The report included consideration of a potential name change for MUW. The Board passed a resolution with respect to the MUW 20/20 committee’s recommendations. “The Board appreciates the thoughtful good work of the MUW 20/20 committee and endorses the process of considering changing the name of Mississippi University for Women. The Board anticipates receiving an additional report from MUW in conjunction with this process,” said the Board in its resolution.

The MUW 20/20 report can be viewed by clicking here.

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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