|5/8/2009 - Jackson, Miss.
Members of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board Search Committee for the next commissioner of higher education, chaired by Trustee Ed Blakeslee, will meet Wednesday, May 13, 2009, beginning at 8:00 a.m., and Thursday, May 14, 2009, beginning at 1:00 p.m. after the regularly scheduled May Board meeting, 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 members of the Commissioner Interview Search Advisory Committee, a subset of the original Search Advisory Committee formed to review all résumés and recommend candidates to the Board Search Committee. A listing of the members of the Interview Search Advisory Committee can be found here. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
IHL'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 commissioner of higher education search process, including a timeline of events, click here.
The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning 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.