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.


Work-Life Balance Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

The purpose of the Work-Life Balance Committee is to offer support for faculty and staff facing work-life balance issues; provide information and resources to faculty and staff seeking information about work-life balance options; and act as a liaison between those seeking policy changes and those in charge of policy changes related to work-life balance. Members are nominated by the committee and then approved/appointed by the Provost and Executive Vice President and serve for two-year terms.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Baker, JuLeigh Health Promotion & Wellness A
Fountain, Brent Food, Science, Nutrition, Health Promotion A
Gibson, Tamara Staff Council A
Haynes, Stacy Faculty Senate A 2019
Kelly, Carmen VP for Research
Long, Lisa Presidents Commission on the Status of Women A
McQuirter, Melanie Office of Internal Audit A
Owens, Hannah Street Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Chair A
Staton, Lori School of Human Sciences
Swindell, Marian MSU-Meridian A
Thomas, Kim Human Resources Managament A
Vaughn, Mary Assessment & Testing Services
Zuckerman, Molly Anthropology/Middle Eastern Culture