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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 her current contract ends. Brigham ...

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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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No regrets

Limbert reflects on MUW presidency Dr. Claudia Limbert had been president of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) for a mere four months when a tornado ripped through the historic campus. It was a bad wind – literally and figuratively. “And, I was the university’s 13th president,” Limbert said with a laugh. It would be the first of many “storms” that ...

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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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