Posts Tagged ‘College Board’

Facing tight funding, USM to unveil retention plan

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has only been on the job for six months, but he says his relationship with the university community has jumped off to a promising start. Bennett, the former vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia, said his plan for student success at Southern […] [...]

College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: […] [...]

UMMC gets lease approval, plans to start on new school building

GRENADA and JACKSON — The College Board has approved plans by the University of Mississippi Medical Center to lease Grenada Lake Medical Center. The board voted yesterday, as expected, to approve the lease. It runs for at least 20 years, but could be extended to 50. UMMC will take over the $37.4 million long-term debt […] [...]

UMMC to lease hospital; take on long-term debt

GRENADA — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease Grenada-Lake Medical Center for at least 20 years, paying for the lease by taking on the hospital’s $35 million in long-term debt. The College Board’s Finance Committee discussed the plan in a closed session today and the board is expected to vote tomorrow. The […] [...]

Jackson State has new president

by Associated Press Published: December 2,2010

Tags: Carolyn Meyers, College Board, Jackson State University, JSU

JACKSON — The governing board for Jackson State University has formally approved hiring Carolyn Meyers as the school’s new president, making her the first woman to hold the top job at JSU. The Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning named Meyers to the position Wednesday. She replaces interim president Leslie McLemore, […] [...]

Alcorn State has new president

by Associated Press Published: December 1,2010

Tags: ASU, Christopher Brown, College Board, George Ross

JACKSON — Alcorn State University has a new president. The Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning announced Tuesday the unanimous decision to hire Christopher Brown for the position. Alcorn State has been without a permanent leader since George Ross stepped down in February to become president of Central Michigan University. Norris […] [...]

JSU, Alcorn pres candidates picked

by Associated Press Published: November 22,2010

Tags: Alcorn, Carolyn Meyers, Christopher Brown, College Board, Jackson State University

JACKSON — Carolyn Meyers, a past president of Norfolk State University, was named Monday as the preferred candidate for president of Jackson State University. If formally named president, Meyers would be the first woman to lead Jackson State. The College Board also announced the selection of Christopher Brown, the current executive vice president at Fisk […] [...]

USM, DSU presidents get contract extensions

by Associated Press Published: October 26,2010

Tags: College Board, Delta State University, University of Southern Mississippi

JACKSON — The state College Board has voted to extend the contracts of Delta State University President John M. Hilpert and University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders. The new contracts are for four years. College Board president Bettye Neely praised their leadership. A news release from the College Board says Delta State has met […] [...]

MSU building to be leased for Cotton Mill Marketplace

by Associated Press Published: October 22,2010

Tags: College Board, Cooley Building, Cotton Mill

STARKVILLE — The state College Board has approved the lease of Mississippi State University’s Cooley Building to developers of the $64 million Cotton Mill Marketplace. The project is to include a 150-room hotel and buildings with a mixture of office, retail, residential and restaurant space along Mississippi Highway 12 in Starkville. The Cooley Building currently […] [...]

College Board scraps plan to increase requirements

by Associated Press Published: October 22,2010

Tags: College Board, Hank Bounds

JACKSON — The state College Board has abandoned a plan to increase course requirements for Mississippi’s public universities. The universities had planned to increase the number of required high school courses – mostly with advanced classes – from 15.5 to 19.5 for high school students graduating in 2012. Education leaders believe that requiring courses like […] [...]

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