Fireside Chat


Joining President LaForge is Dr. Glenn Boyce, who assumed the role of IHL Commissioner in April of 2015.

This past week, Delta State had a once-in-a-six-year opportunity to host the monthly meeting of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning—the university’s governing entity.  Board members, Commissioner Glenn Boyce and IHL staff, and the leaders from the other state universities, and their top staff were on campus to meet on issues related to the operation and objectives of the public four-year universities in Mississippi.

The twelve board members, who make policy, establish programs, and determine priorities and funding allocations for the state’s eight state-supported universities, convened on Thursday, providing a rare opportunity for many to see the governing board in action. Dr. Boyce served previously as the Associate Commissioner of Academic Affairs at the Institutions of Higher Learning and as President of Holmes Community College for more than nine years before joining IHL.

In other news on campus, The Delta State University Community Blood Drive, sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in front of the H.L. Nowell Student Union. And on Wednesday, the Delta Music Institute will host the first Okrafest. Open to all students, the event will feature food, games, and great music. It’ll be held on the Quad starting at 5:30 p.m. Information on all of these events and many others can be found on our website at www.deltastate.edu.

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