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A strategy for Mississippi State University to become
the region's most respected land-grant institution
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RECRUIT AND RETAIN FACULTY
Initiative: Discuss ways to make research efforts more focused. Identify areas of excellence and emerging research areas. Build core faculty in new and emerging areas of research strengths.
- One approach has been the establishment of new centers. In the past year this has included: (1) National Strategic Planning and Analysis Center (nSPARC), proposed in Oct of 2007 by Dr. Mimmo Parisi, Dept of Sociology and SSRC (2) Northern Gulf Institute, proposed in Nov of 2007 by Dr. David Shaw, Dept of PSS and the GRI, and (3) Center of Family Enterprise Research, proposed in Feb of 2008 by Dr. Jim Crisman, COBI.