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.


Associate Deans for Research Committee
Committee reports to: Vice President for Research and Economic Development

The Associate Deans for Research Committee meets monthly to discuss issues involving research at Mississippi State university. The Associate Vice President for Research leads these meetings.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Burger, Wes Forest and Wildlife Research Center
Hamilton, Drew Office of Research Chair
Lawrence, Mark College of Veterinary Medicine
Moore, Elton J. College of Education
Moore, Reuben Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Oswald, Sharon College of Business
Rais-Rohani, Masoud College of Engineering
Thibaudeau Munn, Giselle College of Arts and Sciences
West, Jim College of Architecture, Art and Design