Standing Committees

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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.

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Academic Department Heads Executive Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

Advises the Provost and Executive Vice President on issues affecting academic department heads. Plans and coordinates the activities which seek to improve the performance of academic department heads. Serves as liaison among academic departments. One representative is elected by the department heads of each college for a three-year term.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Berk, Michael College of Architecture, Art & Design E 2019
Dean, Jeff College of Agriculture and Life Sciences E 2020
Kouba, Andrew College of Forest Resources E 2019
Marcus, Alan College of Arts & Sciences Chair E 2018
Mauldin, Shawn College of Business E 2020
Morse, David College of Education E 2020
Pruett, Steve College of Veterinary Medicine E 2018
Usher, John Bagley College of Engineering E 2019