JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The College Board voted Friday to seek an additional $76.3 million in state funding for Mississippi’s eight public universities when the Legislature gathers next year to write the 2016 budget. That’s a 10.2 percent increase over the funding they will receive in the 2015 budget year. In the last two budgeting […]
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 Thursday, after giving preliminary approval in October. The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University will raise tuition by 5 percent or more each year. […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Some Mississippi Valley State University alumni are complaining about the nomination of William Bynum to be the university’s next president.
Roosevelt Yarbrough, president of Valley’s alumni association, said at a news conference he wants the school to be led by an alumnus, and says he’s worried that Bynum doesn’t have any experience working for public universities.
“Nobody’s going to convince me we don’t have qualified Valley grads out there who can lead the university in the way it needs to go,” Yarbrough said Friday…
The state College Board has decided against renewing the contract of Mississippi Valley State University President Donna Oliver.
No reasons were given for the decision.