Posts Tagged ‘education’

USM alumni association installs new board members

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

The Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has installed its executive committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year, welcoming six appointed board members, who will serve a three-year term. New board members include Ember Ahua of Hattiesburg, Vicki Adkison of Moss Point, Mary Dayne Gregg of Hattiesburg, Lance LeFan of Hattiesburg, David Leiva of Hattiesburg, J. R. Robinson […] [...]

Joyce A. Dixon recently appointed VP of business and finance by Mississippi Valley State University

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Joyce A. Dixon was recently appointed as vice president of business and finance by Mississippi Valley State University. Dixon, a Valley alumnus, has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance, where she has previously served as interim vice president of business and finance at Valley.  During her tenure at MVSU, Dixon has served in […] [...]

Jonathan Ambrose appointed associated dean of students at Mississippi College

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Jonathan Ambrose has been appointed associate dean of students at Mississippi College. Ambrose completed a doctorate in urban higher education at Jackson State University. He also holds degrees from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Ambrose is a native of Amory. [...]

Jackson schools join Musgrove-led lawsuit over MAEP underfunding

JACKSON — Jackson Public Schools is joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding. The board voted 2-1 yesterday to join, with two abstentions, said spokesman Sherwin Johnson. Jackson alone has been shorted $85 million because of underfunding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program since 2010. The […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Mississippi’s in’adequate’ public schools

Public School Districts all over Mississippi are still signing up to sue the state for lack of funding according to the formula established under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. MAEP, as it is called, passed as law in 1997 and has only been “adequately” funded twice. 19 districts have signed on to the lawsuit so […] [...]

State’s universities save $70M over eight years through energy efficiencies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The state’s public universities have saved $70 million over the past eight years through efforts to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, according to a report made recently to the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning. “Many hands were involved in creating these cost savings and they are […] [...]

USM renovating facilities for new home of College of Health

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi plans to renovate Joseph Greene Hall and part of its Chain Technology Building for its College of Health. The College Board approved an architect to plan the renovation, projected to cost $7 million. USM’s College of Business plans to vacate Greene Hall early next year for the new […] [...]

HCC works deal with MSU Extension Service for land to expand

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College will expand its nursing and allied health programs in Jackson after agreeing to move Mississippi State University Extension Service employees to college property in Raymond. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 2 to accept the swap. The college will gain use of 11.5 acres and two buildings. President […] [...]

Education leaders applying for $15M in grants for pre-kindergarten program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program. That money could boost Mississippi’s fledgling effort to provide state-paid preschool for 4-year-olds. Supporters had hoped lawmakers would expand the amount of money they […] [...]

Board approves emergency contract for Common Core tests

JACKSON — The state Board of Education approved an emergency contract yesterday that means Mississippi’s public school students will take multistate tests this year to evaluate student mastery of the Common Core state standards. The board approved the $8.3 million contract with a unit of Pearson, PLC in a closed session. The one-year stopgap comes […] [...]

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