Posts Tagged ‘Hank Bounds’

Alcorn president resigns as investigation continues

Above is former Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II’s interview with the Mississippi Business Journal earlier this year … LORMAN — Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II has resigned amid an investigation into university purchasing practices. The resignation was announced yesterday by Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. Brown did not immediately […] [...]

Alcorn’s finances being investigated; CFO resigns

LORMAN — Alcorn State University’s chief financial officer has resigned amid an investigation of alleged financial problems at the school. Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds tells The Natchez Democrat that Betty Roberts resigned yesterday. Bounds says in a statement that his office has received reports of financial discrepancies and the College Boards staff is […] [...]

Board likely to vote on college tuition plan today

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s two largest universities could increase tuition by 5 percent a year over the next two years, while three smaller universities could hold tuition flat, according to a plan a College Board committee considered yesterday. While the board is likely to vote on the plan today, rules require a second vote after […] [...]

Agencies, schools petition lawmakers for funding in upcoming bidget

JACKSON — Mississippi’s prison and mental health systems and Medicaid program are seeking millions of extra dollars to get through the budget year, then more money on top of that for the coming year. Agency leaders appeared yesterday before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee to request money for fiscal year 2014, which ends June 30, […] [...]

Applications being accepted for new SMART rebate program

JACKSON — Applications are now being accepted for the Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act (SMART Business Act) rebate program. The SMART Business Act was adopted during the 2013 Legislative Session to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with Mississippi Public Universities; develop the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the […] [...]

State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has […] [...]

Lacking dorm space, university rents motel for $800K-plus

JACKSON — Facing more demand than it has dormitory beds, Jackson State University will spend more than $800,000 to rent a motel to house students for the coming school year. The College Board voted unanimously yesterday to approve the plan to rent the 120-room downtown Jackson Travelodge from Bapu Hotels LLC. The money comes from […] [...]

March 29, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: March 29,2013

Tags: education, Hank Bounds, IHL, Mississippi, Phil Bryant

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WILLOUGHBY: Hank Bounds has his eye on education

Dr. Hank Bounds has been a key figure in education and moving Mississippi forward for the last two decades. Only 44 years old, he is currently serving as commissioner of higher education and is one of the youngest people to hold such a position in the country. He was appointed in 2009 after serving four […] [...]

Funding university research

Going back two decades, Mississippi’s current and former senators have distinguished themselves as masters of the earmark system. One of the primary beneficiaries of that targeted federal money has been the various research departments of the state’s colleges, universities and community colleges. That spigot most likely won’t flow like it once did, now that the […] [...]

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