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2/10/2006 - Jackson, Miss.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, in its regular monthly meeting next Wednesday, will honor the 2006 Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) nominees. The HEADWAE nominees are academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The Board will also review the FY 2006 Budget for Ayers settlement funds for approval, including amendments for Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University.

The Board’s regular February meeting will combine committee and Board meetings into one day: Wednesday, February 15. The full Board will convene at 9:00 a.m., with committee and full Board meetings following thereafter. The meeting will take place in the Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson.

Wednesday, February 15, Board Room, Universities Center, IHL

9:00 a.m.

Full Board to Convene

Committee Meetings

Educational Policies and Programs. The agenda will include information on the 2006 HEADWAE Honorees.

Budget, Finance, and Audit. The agenda will include approval of contracts, a proposal to approve the increase of the monetary repayment period in the rules and regulations and the contract and note for the Critical Needs Alternative Route Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program (CNAR and CNTP,) a proposal for approval of the FY 2006 budget for Ayers settlement funds and other business.

Real Estate and Facilities. The agenda will include approval of initiations of projects, construction documents, award of contracts and other business.

Legal. The agenda will include approval of an operating agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, approval of an operating agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation, information on payments to outside counsel, quarterly litigation expense reports and other business.

Committee Reports and Recommendations

Administration/Policy. The agenda will include approval of agenda items approved subsequent to the January Board Meeting and other business.

Personnel. The agenda will include a discussion of personnel matters and other business.

An Executive Session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, IHL 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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