Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
BOARD TO MEET WITH COMMUNITY AND JUNIOR COLLEGE PRESIDENTS REGARDING THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION
2/20/2009 - Jackson, Miss.

On Tuesday, February 24, 2009, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in room 210 of the Mississippi State Capitol, 400 High Street, Jackson, MS, 39201, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning's (IHL) Board Search Committee for the next Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education, chaired by Trustee Ed Blakeslee of Gulfport, with Interim Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas, will meet with the state's community and junior college presidents. The purpose of the meeting is to hear what qualities the presidents want to see in Mississippi's next Commissioner of Higher Education. These qualities will be considered for the profile and job description for the position of Commissioner.

The media is invited to attend the meeting. Members of the general public interested in submitting their ideas on the qualities of the next Commissioner of Higher Education may do so by filling out the Search Feedback Form located here.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning's 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 today's recruitment standards for high-level institutions of higher learning. For more information on the Board's institutional executive officer search process, including a timeline of events, click 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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