|9/16/2008 - Jackson, Miss.
Members of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board Search Committee for the next President of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), chaired by Trustee Bettye Neely, will meet Tuesday, September 23, 2008, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and Wednesday, September 24, 2008, also beginning at 7:30 a.m., in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211 for the purpose of conducting first round interviews. Board Search Committee members will be joined by Mississippi Valley Stateís Interview Search Advisory Committee, a subset of the original campus Search Advisory Committee formed to review all resumes and recommend candidates to the Board Search Committee. A listing of the members of the Interview Search Advisory Committee can be found here. On both days, an executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
Also on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, beginning at 12:30 p.m., the Board Search Committee for the next President of Mississippi State University (MSU) will meet in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211 for the purpose of hearing results of candidate background and reference checks. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
IHLís 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 todayís recruitment standards for high-level institutions of higher learning. For more information on the MVSU and MSU institutional executive officer search processes, including timelines of events, visit 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.