Hank Bounds, former Pascagoula school superintendent and principal, named president of University of Nebraska

January 13, 2015 in Education, News

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — An administrator who worked to boost enrollment and state funding for Mississippi’s universities was chosen Monday to be the University of Nebraska’s next president. The Board […]

Hank Bounds, former Pascagoula School District Superintendent, among 4 finalists for University of Nebraska president

November 4, 2014 in Education

LINCOLN, Nebraska — The official who has led Mississippi’s eight public universities since 2009 is one of four finalists for the University of Nebraska presidency. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds, […]

Message from Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education about ASU President resignation

December 20, 2013 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Lorman, Miss. (December 19, 2013) – Good afternoon. While change is not always easy, we all understand that it is part of life. Alcorn State University […]

Alcorn State’s Brown resigns amid investigation

December 19, 2013 in Education, News

By JEFF AMY The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II has resigned amid an investigation into university purchasing practices. The resignation was announced Thursday […]

College Board OK’s tuition increase at 5 of 8 Mississippi public universities.

November 22, 2013 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Tuition is going up at five of Mississippi’s eight public universities. The College Board gave final approval to tuition plans for the next two academic years […]

Mississippi university could get first black chief

February 7, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

More than 50 years ago, the University of Southern Mississippi rejected a chance to admit a black man and end segregation in the state’s higher education system. Today, the school is likely to become the first of Mississippi’s historically white public universities to be led by a black man.

College Board officials said this month that they want Dr. Rodney Bennett, the University of Georgia’s vice president of student affairs, to become the next president of 16,000-student USM.

Bennett was chosen from among three finalists by the board that oversees all eight public universities. Assuming campus interviews go well, Bennett will likely be named to the post Thursday, Feb. 7.

JSU president Meyers responds to opposition to expansion into Madison

January 31, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Jackson State University (JSU) President Carolyn Meyers held a news conference to discuss the institution’s plans for an expansion location in the city of Madison.

Meyers said JSU’s entire community is “excited” about the project as it is an opportunity to continue to address the educational needs of the Jackson-metro area. The campus will accommodate non-traditional students by offering evening, weekend and online courses.

However, not everyone is excited about the planned expansion. Tulane University issued a letter to Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds and the College Board asking the board to rescind the approval of JSU’s plans to open a Madison campus this summer….

College Board seeks giving to JSU, Alcorn, MVSU

June 27, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – (AP) After years of delay, members of the state’s College Board will again try to raise $34 million in private money to endow Mississippi’s three historically black universities. […]