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

2/19/2020 - Jackson, Miss.

WHO: Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
WHAT: Celebrate Black History Month by naming 2020 Diversity Educator of the Year, honoring university faculty and staff and a community leader
KAREN CUMMINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT:
  Dr. Eddie A. Holloway
Retired Administrator and Community Volunteer, Hattiesburg
UNIVERSITY HONOREES:
  Dr. Ira Scott-Sewell
Associate Professor and Associate of Science in Nursing Program Coordinator
Alcorn State University

Dr. Glendscene Williams
Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Research
Delta State University

Dr. Lisa Beckley-Roberts
Interim Chair and Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Department of Music
Jackson State University

Dr. Donald Shaffer
Director of African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of English
Mississippi State University

Dr. C. LaShan Simpson
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University

Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Penny Sansing Mansell
Director of the Child and Parent Development Center
Mississippi University for Women

Dr. Abigail S. Newsome
Graduate Coordinator of Bioinformatics/Associate Professor of Biology
Mississippi Valley State University

Dr. Jodi Skipper
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
The University of Mississippi

Dr. Mohadetheh Moulana
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurobiology and Behavior Research, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson
Associate Professor, School of Health Professions
The University of Southern Mississippi
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 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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