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Institutions of Higher Learning
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
DR. DONNA OLIVER 6TH PRESIDENT
Jackson, Miss. – In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) announced in a press conference today that Dr. Donna Oliver, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, will serve as the 6th President of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU). The announcement was made following day-long interviews with various campus and community constituency groups at Mississippi Valley State University, during which those participants had the opportunity to evaluate Dr. Oliver.
“Dr. Oliver is an outstanding choice for President,” said MVSU Board Search Committee Chair Dr. Bettye Neely. “I am confident that her leadership will allow
With a distinguished 30-year career in education, Dr. Donna Oliver has served as a K-12 public school biology and chemistry teacher, a college professor, and a K-16 administrator. She began her studies at
IHL’s institutional executive officer search process allows
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.
IHL BOARD NAMES DR. DONNA OLIVER AS PREFERRED CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF MVSU
JACKSON - The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) announced in a press conference today, Oct. 13, that Dr. Donna Oliver, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla., is the preferred candidate for the position of President at Mississippi Valley State University. The announcement was made following a meeting of the Board of Trustees, representatives of the Mississippi Valley State University Search Advisory Committee, and search consultants Dr. Jan Greenwood and Ms. Marion Frenche.
"The Board and the MVSU Search Advisory Committee have worked diligently to identify the best person to take Mississippi Valley to the next level of excellence," said MVSU Board Search Committee Trustee and MVSU Alumnae Bettye Henderson Neely. MORE
MVSU BOARD SEARCH TO RECEIVE REFERENCE INFORMATION
JACKSON - On Wednesday, Oct. 8, beginning at 10 a.m., the Board Search Committee for the next President of Mississippi Valley State University, chaired by Trustee Bettye Neely, will meet in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211, for the purpose of hearing results of candidate background and reference checksw. Board Search Committee members will be joined by MVSU's Interview Search Advisory Committee, a subset of the original campus Search Advisory Committee formed to review all resumes and recommend candidates to the Boeard Search Committee. A listing of the members of the Interview Search Advisory Committee can be found here: http://www.mississippi.edu/ihl/newsstory.asp?ID=639. An executive session may be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. MORE
BOARD SEARCH COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS
Jackson, MS—Members of the Board Search Committee for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University, chaired by Trustee Bettye Henderson Neely, will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, for the purpose of receiving candidate recommendations from the MVSU Search Advisory Committee.
IHL's institutionsal 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 institutios of higher learning. For more information on the MVSU IEO search, including timelines of events, visit www.mississippi.edu.
MINUTES FROM MEETING WITH MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE CONSTITUENCY GROUPS
Jackson, MS—The Board Search Committee for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), chaired by Trustee Bettye Henderson Neely, has released the minutes from the listening sessions held on campus.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED
Jackson, MS—Commissioner of Higher Education Thomas C. Meredith announced May 29 the members of the Mississippi Valley State University Search Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC members will assist the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with its search for the next president of MVSU. Search Advisory Committee members were chosen based on recommendations by university constituencies and reflect key members of the University community as well as the public and private sectors. The MVSU Search Advisory Committee is charged with identifying the most capable and qualified applicants and nominees to be presented to the Board Committee for review.
The Mississippi Valley State Search Advisory Committee members include MORE