Posts Tagged ‘Hank Bounds’

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

by Clay Chandler Published: January 16,2011

Tags: Billy McCoy, College Private Research Incentive Program, Delbert Hosemann, Hank Bounds

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 […] [...]

Ayers funding to drop off in 2012

JACKSON — Mississippi’s three historically black universities will begin receiving less money from the settlement of the decades-old desegregation lawsuit in 2012. Officials tell The Clarion-Ledger that the state is unlikely to have the funds to make up the difference. Settlement of the lawsuit, named after the late Jake Ayers Sr. who filed it in […] [...]

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 […] [...]

University merger dead issue in 2011 session

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2010

Tags: College Board, Hank Bounds, Institutions of Higher Learning, Mississippi Valley State University

JACKSON — Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds Jr. says he expects a proposal to merger or close some universities to have no support in the 2011 legislative session. Bounds spoke Monday with the editorial board of The Clarion-Ledger. “All you’ll hear is the sound of crickets chirping when ‘merger’ is brought up,” Bounds said. Gov. […] [...]

College Board to ‘take action’ at troubled Mississippi Valley

by Amy McCullough Published: September 12,2010

Tags: Dr. Donna Oliver, enrollment, Gov. Haley Barbour, Hank Bounds, Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi’s Commissioner of Higher Education plans to take action with Mississippi Valley State University, the only state-funded university to show a dramatic decrease in enrollment, while high numbers of job seekers are heading back to class in the down economy. MVSU enrollment has taken a 12.6 percent nose dive, according to preliminary numbers released this […] [...]

Teaching competition

by Wally Northway Published: April 18,2010

Tags: Hank Bounds, higher education market, Mississippi, public universities

Cash-strapped public universities vulnerable to ‘attack?’ One of Mississippi’s largest and most important industries is under increased competition from concerns located both inside and outside the state, and, strapped for cash, is finding it hard to guard its territory. As the state’s eight public universities struggle to operate under ever-shrinking state budget allocations, private and […] [...]

Education faces challenges

by Nash Nunnery Published: December 21,2009

Tags: education, Hank Bounds, Mississippi, Tom Burnham

Slumping economy forces all levels of Mississippi education to re-evaluate normal business   The slumping economy has made this perhaps one of the most difficult years ever in the annals of higher education in Mississippi. Nearly every size and type of public institution has been affected in some way by the lingering financial crisis.  Aside […] [...]

IHL trims budget priorities, approves 2010 budget

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 31,2009

Tags: Hank Bounds, Higher Learning, University of Southern Mississippi

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has approved the FY 2010 system operating budget and revised its original FY 2011 budget priorities. In his first regular meeting as commissioner of higher education, Dr. Hank Bounds presented the revised budget recommendation, which the board approved in light of […] [...]

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