Home » NEWS » Education » Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Established at Washington and Lee University in 1998 as the “Shepherd Poverty Alliance,” a poverty studies program, SHECP has grown into a nonprofit association of 23 higher educational institutions in the United States, dedicated to the goal of preparing students for a lifetime of professional, civic, and political activity that will diminish poverty.

The new partnership between Millsaps and SHECP will formally begin July 1, 2017 and run for a three-year term, through June 30, 2020.

Another key component of the agreement is the announcement that Dr. Stephanie Rolph, associate professor of history at Millsaps, will take on the role of academic director for SHECP effective July 1. In this role, Rolph will work with the executive director of the Consortium to manage all academic partnerships and programs, including supervision of an internship director, collaboration with the Consortium board and member schools, and fundraising.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*