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.

Please send updates or corrections to Jim Laird.


Faculty Senate (2018-2019)
Committee reports to: President

Makes recommendations to the President on matters pertaining to the welfare of the university.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Addy, Noel Business 2019
Alley, Kathleen Education 2020
Avery, Jimmy Extension 2021
Barrett, Jason Extension 2021
Bi, Guihong CALS-MAFES 2020
Bora, Ganesh Engineering 2021
Carskadon, Thomas Arts & Sciences 2019
Cook, Cecelia Business 2019
Coyne, Cody Veterinary Medicine Secretary 2019
Davis, Brian Forest Resources 2019
Denny, Marina Extension 2020
Dodds, Darrin CALS-MAFES 2021
Du, Jenny Engineering 2021
Dutta, Dipangkar Arts & Sciences 2020
Eakin, Deborah Arts & Sciences 2020
Eddy, Allison Veterinary Medicine 2021
Farmer, Angela Education 2021
Follett, Randy Engineering President 2019
Freeman, Charles CALS-MAFES 2021
Freyne, Seamus Engineering 2019
Grace, Laurie Forest Resources 2019
Haynes, Stacy Arts & Sciences 2020
Herd, Wendy Arts & Sciences 2019
Jones, Mary Ann Library Vice-President 2020
Larson, Jamie CALS-MAFES 2020
Lathan, Patty Veterinary Medicine 2021
Marett, Kent Business 2021
Martin, Gregory Architecture, Art + Design 2020
Miller, Lyndsey Architecture, Art + Design 2019
Musser, Fred CALS-MAFES 2021
Paz, Joel Engineering 2021
Pelaez, Sol Arts & Sciences 2020
Ratliff, Lindon Meridian 2019
Reddy, Raja CALS-MAFES 2020
Ridner, Judy Arts & Sciences 2021
Robichaux-Davis, Rebecca Education 2021
Savage, Angela Meridian 2021
Sebba, Rosangela Education 2019
Sherman-Morris, Kathy Arts & Sciences 2021
Sobaskie, James Education 2020
Spain, Andrea Arts & Sciences 2019
Stewart, Barry CALS-MAFES 2019
Tagert, Mary Love Extension 2019
Thompson, Robert Arts & Sciences 2019
Wang, Chinling Veterinary Medicine 2019
Williams, Byron Engineering 2019
Williams, Kevin Arts & Sciences 2019
Winer, Samuel Arts & Sciences 2021
Wipf, David Arts & Sciences 2020
Zuckerman, Molly Arts & Sciences 2020