Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Valley State University’

College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: […] [...]

Committee formed to aid in search for next MVSU president

ITTA BENA — Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds and Mississippi Valley State University Board Search Committee chair Shane Hooper announced a Campus Search Advisory Committee has formed to aid in the search for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. The members of the Mississippi Valley State University Campus Search Advisory […] [...]

Wang elected president

by MBJ Staff Published: January 14,2013

Tags: engineering, Lidong Wang, Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University’s director of the Automated Identification Technology program, Dr. Lidong Wang, has been elected president of the Electricity, Electronics & Computer Technology Division of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering in the United States. Wang attended last year’s ATMAE Conference in Nashville, Tenn., and brought valuable information to enhance MVSU’s […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Ayers family worked too hard to see neglect at this level

Never in his wildest dreams  would Jake Ayers had believed, in 1975, what has become of the Mississippi college desegregation lawsuit, known simply as “Ayers.” When all was said and done in 2004, Mississippi education officials said they could get to work enforcing the $503 million settlement designed to correct racist neglect of Jackson State, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BKD welcomes Shehan, Kasamanli

Caitlyn Shehan and Ramin Kasamanli have joined BKD’s Jackson office as audit staff personnel. Shehan graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in business administration and a master of professional accountancy. While at Southern Miss, she studied abroad in Spain. Kasamanli graduated was a B.S. in accounting from Mississippi Valley State University […] [...]

Committee approves spending projects in Mississippi

Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace […] [...]

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