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9/10/2012 - Jackson, Miss.

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds and Delta State University Board Search Committee Chair announced today the Campus Search Advisory Committee to aid in the search for the next president of Delta State University.

The members of the Delta State University Campus Search Advisory Committee include:
Reginald Barnes, George Bassi, Donald Green, Will Hooker, Ned Mitchell, Billy Nowell, Jeremy Pittman, Nan Sanders, Anne Weissinger

Faculty & Staff
Vicki Bingham, Georgene Clark, Shelly Collins, Ellen Green, Rebecca Hochradel, Tanya McKinney, Paulette Meikle-Yaw, Chet Oguz, Brett Oleis, Clint Wood, Leslie Griffin, Billy Moore, Greg Redlin, Reagan Dilmore, Matt Jones, Benn Walker

Retired Faculty
James Robinson

Alanna Ferguson, April Mondy

Community Members
Tom Gresham, Fay Davidson

Leslie Griffin will serve as chair.

“The Board was very fortunate to receive nominations for many qualified individuals and we appreciate all those who nominated someone to serve on this important committee,” said Alan Perry, DSU Board Search Committee. “After reviewing the nominations, I am confident that we have an excellent group to help us find the best possible person to lead Delta State University and continue its legacy of leadership and service to its students and the Delta region.”

The DSU Campus Search Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, September 13, 2012 for a luncheon and organizational meeting. The meeting will be held from11:50 a.m. until 1:50 p.m. in the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House, located on the Delta State University campus, located at 1003 West Sunflower Road in Cleveland, Miss. Members of the Campus Search Advisory Committees will participate in the campus listening sessions, which will include discussions on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officers should possess. 

The Campus Listening Sessions will be held in the Henry J. Jacob Conference Center on the Delta State University campus, 1003 West Sunflower Road in Cleveland on Thursday, September 13, 2012. The sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:50 p.m. While all sessions are open to the public, students will be given preference during the 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. session due to the majority of students having morning classes.

Delta State University Listening Sessions Schedule
September 13, 2012




9 a.m.- 9:50 a.m.

Open Meeting

Henry J. Jacob Conference Center
Delta State University
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS 38733

10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

Open Meeting

Jacob Conference Center

11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Open Meeting

Jacob Conference Center

2 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

Open Meeting
Students are welcome to attend any session. However, because most students have morning classes, students will be given preference during this session.

Jacob Conference Center

Applicants for the position may apply until October 19, 2012, for best consideration. For more information on the application process, visit the Parker Executive Search Web site.

Following the best consideration deadline, Campus Search Advisory Committee members will submit at least 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 Delta State University will be interviewed later this fall, with a campus visit by the preferred candidate to follow.

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

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