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

2/18/2016 - Jackson, Miss.

WHO:The agencies and organizations housed in the Education and Research Center of Mississippi
WHAT:Provide a comprehensive health fair for all state employees and their family members
COMMUNITY LEADER HONOREE:
 Dr. William F. (Bill) Scaggs
Dedicated educator who served as president of Meridian Community College from 1968 until 1998. He has served as president emeritus of Meridian Community College since 1998.
UNIVERSITY HONOREES:
 Dr. John Igwebuike
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean, School of Business and Faculty Athletic Representative
Alcorn State University

Dr. Corlis Snow
Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Coordinator for Advanced Programs in Elementary Education
Delta State University

Dr. Hongtao Yu
Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jackson State University

Dr. Shirley L. James Hanshaw
Associate Professor of English and Liaison, MSU-Tougaloo College Exchange Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mississippi State University

Dr. Jonathan Pote
Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Thomas Velek
Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences
Mississippi University for Women

Dr. Baxter Wright, ACSW
Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
Mississippi Valley State University

Dr. Murrell Godfrey
Associate Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director of Forensic Chemistry
The University of Mississippi

Dr. Juanyce Taylor
Assistant Dean for Research and Innovation, Chair, Department of Health
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Kevin Greene
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and History; Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
The University of Southern Mississippi

WHEN:Thursday, February 18, 2016, 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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