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.


Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

Provides oversight for the process of annual self assessment, which is used for continual improvement of all divisions and units of the university. The committee reviews all unit assessment plans and provides feedback to units. Members are appointed with no specific term length.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Andrews, Heather Director, Development Strategy, MSU Foundation A
Baham, Tracey Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Barton, Joseph Graduate Student, Educational Leadership A
Berman, Mitchell Professor & Head, Psychology A
Black, Michael Academic Coordinator, Biological Sciences A
Blue, John Assistant Director, Holmes Cutural Diversity Center A
Brain, Stephen Associate Professor, History A
Carr, Ann Sr. Associate Athletic Director SWA/Student Athlete Services, Athletics - General Administration/Athletics A
Chancellor, Marion Lead Coordinator, Center for Distance Education A
Chrisman, Jim Professor & Head, Management & Information Systems A
Cirlot-New, Janie Director, T.K. Martin Center A
Cunetto, Stephen Associate Dean, University Library A
Dechert, Ed Assessment Coordinator, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Denny, Marina Assistant Professor, School of Human Sciences & Faculty Senate Representative A 2019
Downey, Laura Assistant Extension Professor, School of Human Science A
Edelblute, Kevin Controller & Treasurer, Office of the Controller/Treasurer A
Fondren, Ashley Health and Wellness Educator, Health Promotion & Wellness A
Forrester, Kylie Director, Orientation & Events A
Forsythe, Kiley Writing Coordinator, Quality Enhancement Plan A
Franz, Dana Associate Professor, Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education A
Frederic, Stephen Database Administrator, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Frey, Brent Assistant Professor, FWRC - Forestry A
Gammill, Teresa Assistant VP, Vice President for Research A
Grado, Steve Professor, FWRC - Forestry A
Green, Robert Undergraduate Coordinator, Dean of Engineering A
Hallberg, Cappe Student Services Coordinator, School of Human Sciences A
Hardman, Alisha Assistant Professor, School of Human Sciences A
Haupt, Jeffrey Interim Associate Dean & Professor, College of Architecture, Art & Design A
Henshaw, Chelsea Writing Coordinator, Quality Enhancement Plan A
Jayroe, Terry Associate Dean & Professor, Dean of Education A
Johnson, Jada Instructor, Sociology A
Johnson, Mitzy Assistant Dean, College of Education A
Karriem, Dinetta Associate Professor & Director, Counseling & Education Psychology A
Lee, Deborah Professor & Co-Director, University Library A
Manning, Jake Undergraduate Student, Physics A 2019
McLaughlin, Ronald Associate Dean/Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine A
Miller, Beth Professor & Director, Interior Design A
Munn, Ian Associate Dean/Professor, FWRC, Director A
Nadorff, Danielle Assistant Professor, Psychology A
Newman, Michael Professor & Director, School of Human Sciences A
Owens, Hannah Street Research & Assessment Specialist, Institutional Diversity & Inclusion A
Parrott, Steve Interim Director, User Services, ITS A
Peace, Brian Coordinator, Assessment & Testing Services A
Pineda, Kayla Assessment Coodinator, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness A
Ponder, Nicole Professor, Marketing/Quantitative Analysis/Business Law A
Potts, Les Financial Analyst, Associate VP for Budget & Planning A
Prabhu, Rajkumar (Raj) Assistant Research Professor, Agricultural and Biologocal Engineering A
Punday, Dan Professor and Head, English A
Rader, Nicole Interim Associate Dean/Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences A
Reeves, Kari Associate Dean & Professor, Bagley College of Engineering A
Remillard, Naron Director, Student Recruitment A
Rogers, Kevin Associate Dean & Professor, College of Business A
Ryan, Peter Associate Provost of Academic Affairs & Professor, Office of the Provost A
Schauwecker, Tim Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture A
Seymour, Dana Project Manager, Research & Curriculum Unit A
Seymour, Michael Professor,Landscape Architecture, Acting Director, Center for Teaching and Learning A
Shaw, Emily Director of Undergrad/Grad Advising, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences A
Smith, Cindy Director, Distance & Executive Education, College of Business A
Spurlock, Ann Instructor & Co-Director, English A
Strickland, Kacey Director, Regulatory Compliance and Safety A
Threadgill, Paula Associate Director, Family Consumer Sciences & 4H & Extension Professor A
Turner, Jenny Assistant Coordinator, Curriculum & Scheduling A
Vaughn, Mary Associate Director, Assessment & Testing Services A
Vickers, Brad Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology A
Willard, Scott Associate Dean & Professor, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Chair A