USM picks Karen Coats as graduate dean

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Educator and administrator Karen Coats has been appointed dean of the graduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi. She began work this week in Hattiesburg. Coats is a native of […]


MSU wins grant to help students manage money

Mississippi State University is one of 15 schools nationwide to get a grant to help students with their finances.

The Council of Graduate Schools announced that it would give MSU $40,000 to pay for the program.

Associate Dean of the Graduate School Karen Coats says MSU will use the money to educate graduate students about financial literacy. Because students are borrowing more to pay for education, they may need help managing their personal finances and making decisions about saving, spending and borrowing. […]