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.


Special Events and Game Day Operations
Committee reports to: Vice President for Campus Services

The committee plans, coordinates and directs special events, including external (outside the stadium) game day operations.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Benko, Jared Deputy Director of Athletics/CFO
Bourgeois, Thomas Dean of Students
Buffum, Don Executive Director, Procurement & Contracts
Davis, George Assistant Vice President, Campus Services
Davis, Jeff Executive Director, MSU Alumni Association
Emerson, Mayah President, Student Association
Follett, Randy President, Faculty Senate
Morgan, Ardra Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President
Rice, Vance Chief of Police
Richey, Mike Executive Senior Associate A.D./Bulldog Club & Ticket Operations
Salter, SId Chief Communications Officer
Steward, Kyle Office of the President
Tuck, Amy Vice President for Campus Services Chair
White, Ronnie Staff Council Representative