Posts Tagged ‘Institutions of Higher Learning’

No full Mississippi jobs rebound until end of decade

Mississippi will be nearing the end of this decade before job numbers in manufacturing, leisure & hospitality and several other sectors returns to the pre-recession levels of 2007, state economists say in a new report. The news is not entirely bad, however. The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook reports that the leading indicators […] [...]

Chang to lead department

Mississippi State University has named Sam K. Chang as the new head of the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. Chang has been a professor in the Department of Cereal and Food Sciences at North Dakota State University since 1997. Before joining NDSU in 1984, he served as a research fellow at the […] [...]

Blakeslee handed gavel

President of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning Robin Robinson has passed the gavel to incoming president Ed Blakeslee at a Board meeting held today in Jackson. Blakeslee will officially take the seat on April 1. Blakeslee was appointed to the IHL Board of Trustees by former Gov. Haley Barbour […] [...]

Trustees honor Lawrence

Dr. Mark Lawrence, associate dean and professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been honored for his efforts to increase diversity within the veterinary profession. The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning recently presented Lawrence with the Black History Month Educator of the Year award for Mississippi […] [...]

IHL: Slow job growth forecast for Miss.

by Published: December 3,2010

Tags: Institutions of Higher Learning, recession

Mississippi’s recovery from the recession will be slow with overall employment not reaching the state’s record – set in 2000 – until 2015, according to an economic forecast. A study by the state Institutions of Higher Learning predicts an average annual employment growth rate of 1.5 percent annually from 2011 through 2015, only slightly below […] [...]

University merger dead issue in 2011 session

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. […] [...]

Brigham named interim MUW president

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) voted to appoint Allegra Brigham, 4-County Electric Power Association CEO and general manager, as interim president of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW). Dr. Claudia Limbert announced late last year that she would retire and step down as MUW’s 13th president in June when […] [...]

MSU committee receives budget-cutting recommendations

STARKVILLE — Nearly 60 recommendations resulting from a three-month effort are being released by a A Mississippi State University committee charged last October with identifying ways to respond to higher education budget cuts has received nearly 60 recommendations. The President’s Select Committee on Efficiencies and Innovations made the report available to the MSU community on […] [...]

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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