Fireside Chat

This week on fireside chat, President LaForge welcomes one of the newest members of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Chip Morgan.

Morgan was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant in February to serve a nine-year term on the board. The Board of Trustees is the constitutional governing body of IHL and is responsible for policy and financial oversight of the eight public institutions of higher learning in Mississippi. Morgan also serves as executive vice president of Delta Council, a position he has held since 1982. In this role, he has developed strategies and led efforts dealing with national farm policy, state four-lane highway legislation, flood control and the Delta Health Alliance.

LaForge and Morgan discuss his role with Delta Council and efforts to assist and promote our state’s education system. As a governing board member, Morgan shares his vision for higher education.

Delta State’s alumni association stays very busy heading up several programs on campus, such as the legacy program, the life member program, the alumni magazine, and other affinity programs like the Delta State license plate.

“If you have not done so, enroll your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in the Alumni Legacy Program. This program is a way to involve them with the Statesmen family at an early age. Special messages, gifts and a possible scholarship are just a few of the things involved with the Legacy Program,” said LaForge.

The Alumni Association recently visited Atlanta and New York for the annual Mississippi in the Park picnic program and will attend a similar program in Washington, D.C. later this month. If you would like more information about these programs and events, contact the Alumni Office at 662.846.4704

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“Thank you for joining me today, and I will see you next time for another edition of fireside chat.”


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