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2/20/2017 - Jackson, Miss.

MEC President & CEO Blake Wilson to chair event
Dr. Rod Paige, Interim President of Jackson State University, to deliver keynote address
WHO:Outstanding students and faculty members from 34 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges
WHAT:Receive special recognition from the Mississippi Legislature
WHEN:February 21, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m.: Governor Phil Bryant to welcome honorees and guests, Room 216, State Capitol
  • 11:45 a.m.: Awards Luncheon, Windsor Ballrooms I, II, & III, Marriott Hotel, 200 East Amite Street, Jackson
  • Dr. Rod Paige, Interim President of Jackson State University, Keynote Speaker
  • Blake Wilson, President & CEO, Mississippi Economic Council, HEADWAE Chair
  • Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director, Mississippi Community College Board
  • Dr. E. Harold Fisher, Chair, Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Senator Terry C. Burton, Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Senator Josh Harkins, Chair, Senate Universities and Colleges Committee
  • Senator Hillman T. Frazier, Vice Chair, Senate Universities and Colleges Committee
  • Representative Greg Holloway, Vice Chair, House Universities and Colleges Committee
  • Representative Debra Gibbs, Member, House Banking & Financial Services, Judiciary A, Judiciary En Banc, Medicaid, Municipalities, and Public Health and Human Services committees
  • Dr. Susan P. Lee, Associate Commissioner of Academic and Student Affairs, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning; Secretary-Treasurer, Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Dr. Mark Keenum, President, Mississippi State University; President, Mississippi Associations of Colleges and Universities

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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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