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Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19

Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19, the following describes legislation enacted during the 2019 Legislative Session that revises powers and duties of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

SB 2867 University construction projects; authorize IHL Board to administer.

Summary: SB 2867 authorizes the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to administer certain construction projects funded by state bond funds. Prior to distribution of funds, IHL and the Department of Finance and Administration must enter into an agreement that stipulates the responsibilities of each party, applicable procurement regulations, documentation and reporting requirements and conditions for handling state bond funds. Effective July 1, 2019.

Contact Information
Kim Gallaspy
Director of Legislative Services
kgallaspy@mississippi.edu
Phone: 601.432.6493

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Filed Under: Centers and Institutes, Extension Program Priorities, Community May 11, 2020

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Those who enroll in any of the self-paced classes will have three months to complete all course materials from the time they start the course. Course descriptions are available at https://bit.ly/2SVJPpQ.

Filed Under: 4-H, About Extension, Extension Administration April 29, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service’s cancellation of in-person educational meetings and events through August 1 does not affect events hosted by other organizations, which Extension personnel and clients may participate in.

All scheduled Extension face-to-face educational events and meetings through that date have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Filed Under: County Extension Offices, Extension Administration, Research and Extension Centers April 24, 2020

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The cancellation includes all scheduled Extension in-person conferences as well as 4-H youth programs on and off campus.

Filed Under: About Extension, Cotton April 14, 2020

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Brian Pieralisi was appointed to that role on April 1. He replaced Darrin Dodds, who took the helm of the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

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