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.

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Security, Video Management and Access Control Committee
Committee reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs

Sets university standards for locks, video security management systems, emergency lighting, access control and any other security protocols required to protect and enhance safety on any MSU owned property or facilities. Reviews and ensures that all projects related to security, video and access control systems that are submitted to master planning and all other projects as it relates to MSU owned or controlled buildings or on MSU property meet campus standards. Considers requests for changes to security related items, access control and video management and makes recommendations for review of OP 91.315.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Bourgeois, Thomas Dean of Students
Buffum, Don Executive Director, Procurement and Contracts
Davis, George Executive Director, Campus Services
Dumas, Jeremiah Director, Parking and Transit Services
Olivier, Nelson Life Safety Officer
Parrott, Steve Chief Information Officer
Parsons, Michael Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Rice, Vance Chief of Police