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MVSU looking to boost enrollment

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) has faced some obstacles lately — lower enrollment, budget cuts and talk about mergers, for example — but one administrator says he has plans for turning things around. “We will be facing challenges based on the information presented about the possibility of merger and budget cuts, but we are working on a ...

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IHL deliberating new juco policy

JACKSON — The process for community and junior college (CJC) students with an associate of arts to transfer to one of Mississippi’s eight public universities may get easier under a new policy being considered by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Initially approved at the board meeting Feb. 18, the new policy clarifies the ...

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Workforce center receives federal grant

SUMMIT — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced the award of a $4.8-million federal grant to support the rebuilding and expansion of the Regional Workforce Training Center at Southwest Mississippi Community College (SMCC) in Summit. The award represents an investment by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the planned $6-million project, which will expand the center ...

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Vinson selected as district's conservator

OKOLONA — The state Board of Education was expected to name former Tupelo school superintendent Mike Vinson today as the conservator of the struggling Okolona School District. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports state superintendent Tom Burnham recommended Vinson for the job. Under the state law, the governor has to declare a state of emergency before a district can be ...

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Putt named new CEO of UHHC

JACKSON — David Putt has been appointed CEO of University Hospitals and Health System (UHHS) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). A retired Naval officer, Putt joined UMMC in 1995. He earned a certificate as a radiologic technologist, an associate degree at George Washington University, a B.S. at the State University of New York and a master’s in ...

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Jucos lobbying lawmakers for money

JACKSON — Representatives of Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges are urging lawmakers to steer more money their way. Eric Clark, executive director of the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges, said enrollment at the schools is up by nearly 16 percent this spring from last year. He said the recession has driven laid-off workers into classrooms to be ...

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Senate restores $79M in cuts to budget

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has agreed to a House plan to restore $79 million in state budget cuts. The bill passed 26-22 Feb. 17 with little debate. It is being sent to Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who has pledged to veto it. There are not enough Senate votes for a two-thirds majority to override a veto. Barbour disagrees with ...

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Limbert: MUW, MSU partnering, not merging

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 presidents on Feb. 17 in ...

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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 a secure campus web site ...

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Applications available for 'Financial Readiness'

JACKSON — Applications for the 2010 Mississippi Banner School in Financial Readiness award are now available. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) have partnered to offer an award to schools for preparing students to be economically and financially ready to participate in the real world. The “Mississippi Banner School in Financial Readiness” ...

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