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

2/16/2022 - Jackson

WHO: Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
WHAT: Celebrate Black History Month by naming 2022 Diversity Educator of the Year, honoring university faculty and staff and a community leader
KAREN CUMMINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT:
The Honorable David L. Jordan
Senator, Mississippi State Senate
UNIVERSITY HONOREES:
Marta A. Piva, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Alcorn State University

Todd M. Davis, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation & Director of Outdoor Programs
Delta State University

ConSandra McNeil, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology
Jackson State University

Christopher Hunter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Mississippi State University

Rachel Welborn
Associate Director, Southern Rural Development Center
Mississippi State University, DAFVM

Shahara'Tova Dente, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English & Women's Studies/Graduate Director of Women's Leadership
Mississippi University for Women

Lokesh Shivakumaraiah, Ph.D.
Executive Director of International Relations and Assistant to Provost
Mississippi Valley State University

Ashleen Williams
Senior Barksdale Fellow, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College/Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Mississippi

Norma Beatriz Ojeda, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics
University of Mississippi Medical Center

LaWanda Baskin, Ph.D.
Director, School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
University of Southern Mississippi

WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: IHL Board Room, located in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Due to recommendations from the Mississippi State Department of Health for social distancing due to the coronavirus, the university honorees and institutional executive officers may participate in the meeting via teleconference or an online meeting platform.

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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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