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.


Health and Wellness Committee
Committee reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs

The Health and Wellness Committee provides a framework for improving the health status of the Mississippi State Campus faculty, staff and students. Through the collaborative efforts of health, academics, student affairs and administration, the Mississippi State University (MSU) Health and Wellness Committee will foster healthy environments and behaviors. Additionally this committee will make recommendations on matters concerning student and employee health. The Health and Wellness Committee will have general cognizance of sanitary conditions on campus and will act to correct deficiencies. This committee reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Check, Austin Learning & Development Specialist, Human Resources Management A 2018
Fountain, Brent Associate Extension Professor, Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion Chair A 2018
Mackin, Ben Student Association A 2018
Matthews, Allison Editor, Office of Public Affairs Secretary A 2018
McMillen, Robert Professor & Associate Director, Social Science Research Center A 2018
Pylate, Leah Assistant Director, Health Promotion & Wellness A 2018
Switzer, Lu Director, Student Counseling Services A 2018
Tidwell, Diane Professor, Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion A 2018
Townsend, Jason Associate Director, University Recreation A 2018