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6/26/2008 - Jackson, Miss.

Members of the Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) Search Advisory Committee, formed by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) to assist with the Board’s search for the next institutional executive officer of MVSU, will meet for an orientation with Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith and executive search consultants Dr. Betty Asher and Ms. Marion Frenche of Greenwood/Asher and Associates, Inc. on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in room 105 of the Business Education Building on the MVSU campus, 14000 Highway 82 West, 206 Medgar Evers Street, Itta Bena, MS, 38941. Members of the media are invited to attend this meeting.

MVSU Search Advisory Committee members will discuss the presidential search as well as their important role within the process. Mississippi Valley State University’s Search Advisory Committee members were chosen based on recommendations by university and community constituencies and reflect key members of the university community as well as the public and private sectors. The Committee is charged with identifying the most capable and qualified applicants and nominees to be presented to the Board Search Committee for review. Some Search Advisory Committee members will also participate in the final interview process with the Board of Trustees.

IHL’s institutional executive officer search process allows Mississippi to be on the consideration list of the highest caliber professionals in higher education. The process is open, transparent and representative-based, and works in accordance with today’s recruitment standards for high-level institutions of higher learning. For more information on the MVSU institutional executive officer search process, including a timeline of events, visit the MVSU online search page.

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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