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.


Galleries and Museums Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

Provides liaison among exhibition areas on campus. Makes recommendations concerning security, advertising, scheduling, and insurance of exhibits and displays. Representatives are nominated. No specified term. Reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Anderson, Derek Cobb Archaeology
Ayers, Chris Osteology Collection
Brown, Richard L. Entomological Museum
Clary, Renee Dunn-Seiler Museum
Cravens, Emilie Colvard Gallery
Cunetto, Stephen MSU Libraries
Duncan, Judy T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability
Dutta, Dipingkar Faculty Senate 2019
Freeman, Charles Historic Costumes Collection
Gines, Jacob Giles Architecture Gallery
Gordon, Jason Tree Trail
Guyton, John Entomology
McDougald, Lynette Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Moe-Hoffman, Amy Dunn-Seiler Museum Chair
Nabors, Ben College of Veterinary Medicine
Neuenfeldt, Lori College of Architecture, Art & Design McComas, Cullis Wade, Vis Arts Center
Rupp, Jeffrey College of Business
Semmes, Ryan Mitchell Memorial Library Archives, Templeton, Stennis, Grisham, Grant
Stevens, Cristi Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum
Stokes, Beth Cully Cobb Historic Tool Collection
Tanner, Angelle Physics and Astronomy
Wallace, Lisa Department of Biological Sciences, Herbarium
Wang, Meg Cobb Archaeology