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BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY HONORING UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF ALONG WITH COMMUNITY LEADER

2/19/2014 - Jackson, Miss.

WHO: Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
WHAT: Celebrate Black History Month by naming 2014 Diversity Educator of the Year, honoring university faculty and staff and a community leader
COMMUNITY LEADER HONOREE:
 

Robert Smith, M.D.
Physician, Civil Rights Activist, Researcher, Educator and Public Policy Advocate

UNIVERSITY HONOREES:
 

Dr. Darryl Grennell
Instructor of Biological Sciences
Alcorn State University

Dr. Temika Simmons
Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Education and Human Sciences
Delta State University

Dr. Loretta A. Moore
Interim Vice President for Research and Federal Relations, Professor of Computer Science
Jackson State University

Dr. Rani Warsi Sullivan
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Mississippi State University

Dr. Paula Threadgill
Associate Director of the MSU Extension Service
Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kimberly Dorsey
Associate Professor of Management
Mississippi University for Women

Dr. Alphonso Sanders
Chair of the Department of Fine Arts
Mississippi Valley State University

Ms. Valeria Beasley-Ross
Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Volunteer Services
The University of Mississippi

Dr. Bettina M. Beech, P.H., M.P.H.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Adina Green
Assistant Director of Student Support Services in charge of the TRIO Program
The University of Southern Mississippi

WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: IHL Board Room, located in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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