Standing Committees


Mississippi State faculty, staff, and students bring a wealth of talent and expertise to the university in a broad range of subjects. Collectively, the people of Mississippi State offer a valuable knowledge resource the university can draw on in making decisions on a wide array of issues and in planning for an increasingly complex future. The structure that allows this reservoir of human potential to be applied to specific problems is the university's system of standing committees and councils.

Committees deal with a wide range of issues. They give advice and counsel on computers, curricula, and facilities use. They provide an avenue for the entire university community to have a voice in the operation of the institution, and in setting its direction.

This website lists each of the standing committees and councils and their memberships. Committee assignments become effective August 1 of each year. Appointments typically are for terms of not more than three years, although successive appointments may be made. The year in which an individual's appointment to a particular committee expires is shown. Individuals whose university titles are given in lieu of an expiration date serve on that committee by virtue of their position or special expertise, and are appointed for indefinite terms.

Please provide suggestions through committee channels on how the functioning of committees at the university can be improved.

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Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

Provides oversight for the process of annual self assessment, which is used for continual improvement of all divisions and units of the university. The committee reviews all unit assessment plans and provides feedback to units. Members are appointed with no specific term length.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Andrews, Libba Associate Director, Alumni Activities A
Baham, Tracey Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Berman, Mitchell Professor & Head, Psychology A
Burrell, Rita Manager, Graduate & Distance Education, Dean of Engineering A
Carr, Ann Sr. Associate Athletic Director SWA/Student Athlete Services, Athletics - General Administration/Athletics A
Chamblee, Tim Assistant VP & Director, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Chrisman, Jim Professor & Head, Management & Information Systems A
Cirlot-New, Janie Director, T.K. Martin Center A
Coleman, Tammy Academic Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering A
Cunetto, Stephen System Administrator, General Library A
Downey, Laura Assistant Extension Professor, School of Human Science A
Edelblute, Kevin Controller & Treasurer, Office of the Controller/Treasurer A
Eiland, Lynn Project Manager, Research Curriculum Unit A
Ervin, Gary Professor, Biological Sciences A
Forde, Connie Professor & Head, Instructional Systems & Workforce Development A
Frey, Brent Assistant Professor, FWRC - Forestry A
Gammill, Teresa Assistant VP, Vice President for Research A
Grado, Steve Professor, FWRC - Forestry A
Green, Robert Undergraduate Coordinator, Dean of Engineering A
Harkness, John Professor Emeritus, CVM A
Harper, Tiffany Project Coordinator, Meridian Campus A
Hartness, Jenny Data Management Coordinator, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Heiselt, April Associate Professor & Director, Counseling & Educational Psychology A
Hopper, Missy Associate Professor, Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education A
Hunley, Greg Res Diversity & Assess Specialist, Institutional Diversity and Inclusion A
Huntington, Carolyn Instructor/Director of Undergraduate Advising, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences A
Jayroe, Terry Associate Dean & Professor, Dean of Education A
Jensen-Crawford, Leigh Director, Student Counseling Services A
Johnson, Jada Instructor, Sociology A
Johnson, Mitzy Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Ladner, Bonnie Office Associate, Industrial & Systems Engineering A
Lee, Deborah Professor & Co-Director, QEP A
Lueg (Ponder), Nicole Professor, Marketing/Quantitative Analysis/Business Law A
Malley, Jane Contract & Grant Specialist, Mississippi State Chemical Lab A
Martin, Bill Director, Franklin Furniture Institute - FWRC A
McLaughlin, Ronald Interim Associate Dean/Professor, CVM Office of the Dean A
Mellen, Rob Assistant Professor, Political Science & Public Administration A
Miller, Beth Professor & Director, Interior Design A
Miller, Debbie Project Coordinator, Franklin Furniture Institute, FWRC A
Mitchell, Dennis Professor & Division Head, Meridian Division of Arts & Sciences A
Montgomery, Marian Lead Coordinator, Center for Distance Education A
Moore, Elton Associate Dean & Professor, Dean of Education A
Morse, Linda Professor & Director, Counseling & Educational Psychology A
Munn, Giselle Interim Associate Dean/Director/Professor, Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies A
Munn, Ian Associate Dean/Professor, FWRC, Director A
Newman, Michael Professor & Director, School of Human Sciences A
Parrott, Steve Director, User Services, ITS
Peace, Brian Coordinator, Assessment & Testing Services A
Perrigan, Barbara Coordinator, CVM Basic Science Department A
Porter, Julia Professor & Division Head, Meridian Division of Education A
Potts, Les Financial Analyst, Associate VP for Budget & Planning A
Prabhu, Rajkumar (Raj) Assistant Research Professor, Agricultural and Biologocal Engineering A
Raymond, Rich Professor & Head, English Chair A
Rogers, Kevin Associate Dean & Professor, College of Business A
Ryan, Peter Associate Provost of Academic Affairs & Professor, Office of the Provost A
Schauwecker, Tim Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture A
Strickland, Kacey Director, Regulatory Compliance and Safety A
Sullivan, Pam Manager, Graduate Programs, Office of the Graduate School A
Swindell, Marian Associate Professor, Meridian Division of Arts & Sciences A
Swortzel, Kirk Professor, School of Human Sciences A
Threadgill, Paula Associate Director, Family Consumer Sciences & 4H & Extension Professor A
Travis, Rick Associate Dean/Professor, College of Arts & Sciences A
Vaughn, Mary Associate Director, Assessment & Testing Services A
Vickers, Brad Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology A
Walker, Catherine Director, Office of Parent Services A
Ward, Cindy Executive Director, Center for Educational Partnerships A
White, Ronnie Extension Professor & Leader, School of Human Sciences A