|10/16/2008 - Jackson, Miss.
During its regular monthly meeting today, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved the declaration of intent/need to establish a program of professional nursing for East Mississippi Community College. The received recommendation of approval allows East Mississippi Community College to establish the nursing program, which may include the development of curriculum, hiring of a program director and faculty, and the acceptance of students for admission. The Board also received the annual report on institutional accreditation, with summarizes institutional accreditation visits and status changes from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, as well as an annual report on tenure and post tenure review.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20, at the IHL Board Office.
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.