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.


Residency Appeals Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

Reviews appeals from students denied in-state residency. Applies provisions of Mississippi state law, Institutions of Higher Learning, and Mississippi State University when acting on residency appeals and determinations. Positions on the committee are determined by academic or staff position and as approved by the Provost. The chair of the committee will rotate annually among the four departmental offices involved in determining student residency issues.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Ball, Lori Admissions and Scholarships
Bruce, Lori Graduate School
Dawson, Ann Office of the Registrar
Dickerson, John Registrar Chair
Lucas, Joan General Counsel
McLaughlin, Ron College of Veterinary Medicine
Meiring, Richard College of Veterinary Medicine
Moore, Lynda University Academic Advising Center
Remillard, Naron Student Recruitment
Sparks, Forest Graduate School