Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
BOARD TO HOLD REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING AUGUST 20 AND 21
8/15/2008 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) will hold various committee meetings on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act for the committee meetings listed below, which will all be held in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211. Committee meeting start times are approximate as committee meetings will begin following the conclusion of the preceding committee.

  • A meeting of the Governance/Legal Committee, chaired by Trustee Bob Owens, will begin at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss items on the Legal/Governance agenda.
  • A meeting of the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, chaired by Trustee Aubrey Patterson, will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss items on the Budget, Finance, and Audit agenda.
  • A meeting of the Educational Policies and Programs Committee, chaired by Trustee Bettye Neely, will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss items on the Educational Policies and Programs agenda and review upcoming agenda items for consideration during the Board’s regular September meeting.
  • A meeting of the Gulf Coast Special Committee, chaired by Trustee Robin Robinson, will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to update Committee members with regard to progress on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
  • A meeting of the Real Estate and Facilities Committee, chaired by Trustee Scott Ross, will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss items on the Real Estate and Facilities agenda.

The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 21, 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; Real Estate and Facilities; Governance/Legal; and the Gulf Coast Special Committee, will meet as part of the Board meeting. The Board will also receive a report on economic development and research by Dr. Felix Okojie, vice president for research at Jackson State University.

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, www.mississippi.edu.

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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