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.


Promotion and Tenure Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

Advises the Provost and Executive Vice President on matters pertaining to promotion and tenure. Acts as an appeal committee for individual faculty members whose nomination for promotion or tenure has been denied. One representative elected by each college and the library. Nine full-time, tenured faculty members with rank of associate professor and above, elected in the spring by majority vote of full-time faculty members with rank of assistant professor and above for three-year staggered terms. Members may serve two consecutive three-year terms, excluding partial terms. Service begins in the fall semester and concludes at the end of the first summer term. Chair elected annually by committee and is a full voting member. Reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Brocato, Kay College of Education Chair E 2019
Brown-Johnson, Ashli College of Agriculture & Life Sciences E 2020
Campbell, Critz College of Architecture, Art & Design E 2020
Coyne, Cody College of Veterinary Medicine E 2021
Dyer, Jamie College of Arts & Sciences E 2020
Moore, Rob College of Business E 2019
Roberts, Scott College of Forest Resources E 2019
Stone, Tonya Bagley College of Engineering E 2021
Wolverton, Jr., Robert Library E 2019