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DAN JONES FALLOUT — Borsig says no thanks to leading 8 Mississippi universities

JACKSON — Acting state Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Borsig said there’s no connection between his decision to step away from the job and tumultuous talks he led about the University of Mississippi chancellor’s contract. Borsig announced Thursday that he wants to remain president of Mississippi University for Women rather than lead the state’s system of eight public universities. He has ...

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A Q&A: Borsig says he never planned on leading university system

JACKSON — Jim Borsig is the ultimate insider, having worked at three of Mississippi’s eight public universities. He also served as an associate commissioner on the College Board’s staff before becoming president of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 2012. The board on Thursday named Borsig as higher education commissioner for the state’s public universities beginning April 15. ...

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MUW president named higher ed chief

Associated Press The College Board named Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig Mississippi’s higher education commissioner Thursday, bypassing a more extensive search. Before becoming president of MUW in 2012, Borsig was the College Board’s assistant commissioner for governmental relations. Meeting in closed session, trustees chose Borsig to succeed Commissioner Hank Bounds, who is leaving in April to become president ...

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Seminar for high school students and parents to focus on admissions process

COLUMBUS, Mississippi – Mississippi University for Women is hosting a free seminar for high schools students, their parents and others to learn about the college admissions process. The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is teaming up with The Princeton Review to offer the seminar titled “Getting in to College” Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. ...

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Merger out, consolidation in

MSU, MUW look to cut costs together While legislation that would have merged Mississippi University for Women (MUW) into Mississippi State University (MSU) did not pass out of the Mississippi Legislature this year, the two public universities have begun a State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)-directed consolidation of programs due to state budget cuts. The two universities have already struck ...

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Cohen speaks at MUW

COLUMBUS – Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen will speak at Mississippi University for Women’s Welty Gala on Sept. 24. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope Banquet Room on campus. It benefits the endowment for the Eudora Welty Chair in Humanities at MUW. Cohen served as the 20th U.S. secretary of ...

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Many are still supporting ‘MUW’

Editor, Eleven years ago, I was a senior at Columbus High School. I hadn’t the slightest idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My guidance counselor shot down my dreams of attending Morehouse College in Atlanta. She told me that I didn’t have the necessary requirements to gain a full scholarship to the liberal arts ...

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Mayfield named new dean at MUW

Dr. William “Bill” Mayfield has joined Mississippi University for Women (MUW) as dean of the School of Professional Studies, a new school that combines the College of Business and Legal Studies and Culinary Arts Institute. Mayfield assumed his duties in July. Prior to joining MUW, he served as the dean of the College of Business at Indiana Tech University and ...

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‘Reneau’ recommended as new name for MUW

Limbert: Sallie Reneau most responsible for university’s existence   Columbus — Mississippi University for Women (MUW) president Claudia A. Limbert announced Reneau University as the new name she will recommend to the Board of Trustees for State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The name comes after an exhaustive 22-month process that began with MUW’s envisioning plan. Limbert said, “Sallie Reneau ...

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