President LaForge to host three forums on April 27

President LaForge will host three campus forums on April 27 to provide updates on the university’s budget situation, plans for addressing the cuts imposed by the state, tuition increases, and campus renovations, improvements, programs and plans.

The sessions will be scheduled as follows:

  • Staff — 10 a.m. in the Baioni Conference Center in Broom Hall
  • Students — 12:15 p.m. on the second floor west lobby of the H. L. Nowell Union. Lunch will be provided to students.
  • Faculty — 2 p.m. in the Baioni Conference Center

In each session, LaForge will present an overview of the topics noted above, and the president’s Executive Committee will join him in responding to questions. Administrative Staff Council Chair Christie Rocconi will moderate the staff session. SGA President Allie Rose Parker will moderate the student session. And, Faculty Senate President Dr. Chris Jurgenson will moderate the faculty forum.

Foundation gift recognition

McGuffee with Ferriss Art Work (1500x844)Charlie McGuffee (center) was presented a framed print of Coach Dave “Boo” Ferriss in appreciation for his gifts to Delta State University totaling $820,000. McGuffee played catcher at Delta State under the legendary Coach “Boo” Ferriss and recently made a $75,000 grant toward the renovation of the baseball stadium. McGuffee was recognized at the quarterly meeting of the Delta State University Foundation Board of Directors and formally thanked by the Foundation President Tim Harvey (left) and University President William LaForge (right).

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