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MUW name-change appears dead

COLUMBUS — A legislative effort to give Mississippi University for Women a gender-neutral name appears dead this session. The Senate Universities and Colleges Committee took no vote on the bill that would have given the state College Board the authority to rename the school. That killed the bill, since it wouldn’t meet today’s legislative deadline. Opponents of the proposal claimed ...

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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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MUW establishes new School of Professional Studies

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women (MUW) has formed a new School of Professional Studies, which embraces the Culinary Arts Institute and the College of Business and Legal Studies. Merging the two entities is an idea the university has considered since 2007 when an external consultant made the recommendation, according to Dr. Joyce M. Hunt, former interim dean of the ...

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