SEC Academic Consortium on campus this week

Administrators and professors from around the South will be on campus this week for the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium's Academic Leadership Development workshop.

President Mark Keenum opens the special event with a presentation on leadership Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hunter Henry Center. (Though limited to registered program participants, sessions are open to the news media.)

In addition to Keenum, other Mississippi State faculty and staff leading sessions and giving presentations during the three-day event are:

Hart Bailey, President, Robert Holland Faculty Senate

Roger Baker, Campus Master Planner

Thomas Bourgeois, Dean of Students

Tim Chamblee, Director, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Pasquale Cinnella, Professor and Interim Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Jacque Deeds, Professor of Agriculture Extension Education, School of Human Sciences

Jerry Gilbert, Provost and Executive Vice President

Lisa Harris, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Mike Highfield, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Finance and Economics

George Hopper, Dean, College of Forest Resources and Interim Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mitzy Johnson, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Meghan Millea, Vice President, Robert Holland Faculty Senate

James West, Dean, College of Architecture, Art and Design

Sheri Worthy, Professor, School of Human Sciences

A detailed agenda is online at

The Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium's mission is to advance academic excellence and distinction through collaboration of SEC universities. Strategic priorities for 2008-2011 are 1) advance collaborative initiatives of academic leadership development, diversity, internationalization, and libraries; 2) build affiliate groups; and 3) enhance infrastructure and operations. Additional information about the organization is online at

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