Dr. Mark E. Keenum became Mississippi State University’s 19th president on Jan. 5, 2009, following a distinguished public service career in which he served as Chief of Staff to the late U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, D.C., and as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Keenum’s tenure, Mississippi State has completed or initiated capital improvements of $1.1 billion including student housing, dining and recreational space, athletic facilities, research and classroom facilities including a public Partnership School, a convention and conference center, and a U.S. presidential library. Keenum’s leadership fostered record enrollment growth and generated more than $1 billion in private support. He chairs the College Football Playoffs Board of Managers and is a former president of the Southeastern Conference.
Research universities play an integral role in bringing new, better jobs to Mississippi
News of Miss. State’s research success is spreading and recently gained a national stage. Mississippi State University’s legacy as a land-grant research institution producing impactful results that grow and secure more and better jobs remains strong and secure — not just for our graduates but for the people of Mississippi. Working in concert with our…
Patriotic Education Grant Program, incentives for modified school calendars among education legislation still alive