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8/27/2010 - Jackson, Miss.

Members of the Board Search Committee appointed by College Board President Dr. Bettye Neely to lead the search for the next president of Jackson State University will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions next Thursday. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

The Campus Listening Sessions will be held in the Student Center on the Jackson Campus on Thursday, September 2, 2010. The sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m. While all sessions are open to the public, each session focuses on the needs of a specific constituency group.

Tentative Schedule




7:30 a.m.

Community Leaders

Room 3210

9:15 a.m.

President’s Cabinet

Room 3210

10:00 a.m.

Deans and Senior Program Officers

Ballroom A

10:45 a.m.

Division Chairs and Department Heads

Ballroom A

11:30 a.m.

Student Representatives

Room 3210

12:30 p.m.

Faculty Representatives*

Ballrooms A & B

1:15 p.m.

Professional Support Representatives*

Ballrooms A & B

2:00 p.m.

National Alumni Association/Development Foundation President and Alumni Representatives*

Ballrooms A & B

2:45 p.m.

Open Meeting for Campus and Community*

Ballrooms A & B

3:45 p.m.

Campus Search Advisory Committee*

Ballrooms A & B

*Webcast sessions

Applicants for the presidencies of Alcorn and Jackson State may apply until September 15, 2010, for best consideration. For more information on the application process, visit the Ayers & Associates, Inc., Web site at ayersandassociatesinc.com.

Following the best consideration deadline, Campus Search Advisory Committees will submit no fewer than five candidates unranked to the Board Search Committee and select the Interview Search Advisory Committee. The Board will select the candidates to be interviewed.

The candidates for president of Alcorn State University and Jackson State University will be interviewed later this fall, with campus visits by the preferred candidates to follow.

For more information and to track progress on the presidential searches, visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Web site at mississippi.edu/ieo.

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