Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UPDATE: BOARD TO HOLD REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING AT SOUTHERN MISS
10/8/2008 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) will hold various committee meetings on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act for the committee meetings listed below, which all will be held in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center at the University of Southern Mississippi, 104 Memorial Lane, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406. Committee meeting start times are approximate as committee meetings will begin following the conclusion of the preceding committee.

A meeting of the Real Estate and Facilities Committee, chaired by Trustee Scott Ross, will begin at 1:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss items on the Real Estate and Facilities agenda. In addition, the committee will discuss the sale of the Mississippi State University Cooley Building property and the proposed development.

A meeting of the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, chaired by Trustee Aubrey Patterson, will begin at approximately 2:00 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 2:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss items on the Educational Policies and Programs agenda.

A meeting of the Ayers Investment Committee, chaired by Trustee Bettye Neely, will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Ayers Endowment Investment Report.

A meeting of the Board Search Committee for the next President of Mississippi State University, chaired by Trustee Scott Ross, will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss next steps with regard to the Mississippi State institutional executive officer search process.

The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m., in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center at the University of Southern Mississippi, 104 Memorial Lane, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406. 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. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

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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