Posts Tagged ‘IHL’

March 29, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: March 29,2013

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


March 8, 2013- Chuck McIntosh


Bennett becomes first black president of major Mississippi university

Dr. Rodney Bennett has been named the tenth president of the University of Southern Mississippi, making him the first African-American president of a non-historically black college in Mississippi. The board of trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning announced the unanimous decision today. “I am humbled and honored that the Board of Trustees has selected […] [...]

Economist: Medicaid expansion must be examined

An analysis state economist Bob Neal says is the most important he has ever undertaken will help state leaders decide whether to accept billions in federal funding to cover a quarter-million or more Mississippians who lack health insurance. Though Neal views his analysis as critical to the decision before policy makers, it is uncertain how […] [...]

Upon further review: State had negative GDP for 2011

Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released last Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne […] [...]

Students, students everywhere

Most universities challenged by increased enrollment State higher education leaders are calling it a “good problem.” Preliminary fall enrollment is up from fall 2009, with several institutions reporting record numbers. Now, universities are challenged to accommodate all of the new students while facing ever shrinking state appropriations. The State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) reports […] [...]

Webb replaces Pepper at IHL

Dr. Darrin Webb, a senior economist at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for nearly 15 years, has been selected as the new State Economist. He assumes the position immediately from Dr. Phil Pepper, who retired at the end of June. In his years at IHL, Webb has worked closely with the Revenue Estimating […] [...]

Limbert: MUW, MSU partnering, not merging

by Published: February 19,2010

Tags: education, higher education, IHL, universities

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women (MUW) president Claudia Limbert says she and Mississippi State University (MSU) officials will explore ways to consolidate operations. However, Limbert tells the Columbus Commercial Dispatch that the move “is not a merger” but an effort by the state College Board to address funding cuts. The College Board met with […] [...]

University budgets, what’s the bottom line? 

by Published: February 1,2010

Tags: budget, Hanks Bounds, higher education, IHL

In Jan. 25, Dr. Hank Bounds paced back and forth in an empty State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) board room. The usually upbeat commissioner of higher education sighed, looked over his notes and paced some more. Bounds was waiting on a meeting of the IHL’s Board of Trustees to finalize tuition hikes. As someone […] [...]

IHL hands out funds to schools

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted and approved the allocation of state appropriated funds within the system. State appropriated funds for FY 2010, which include FY 2009 and FY 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, total nearly $799.2 million. This represents a 1.3 percent increase over the original FY […] [...]

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