The Campus Master Planning and Development Advisory Committee is leading the master planning process at Mississippi State University. Members of the committee represent the diversity of the institution, its many functions, and provide a comprehensive perspective as the planning process moves forward. Committee members are Dr. Peter Ryan, Office of the Provost; Dr. Melvin Ray, Office of Research and Economic Development; Dr. Lisa Harris, Division of Student Affairs; Dr. Jimmy Abraham, MSU Foundation; Duncan McKenzie, Athletics; Jim Jones, DAFVM; Dr. Jack Tucci, Meridian Campus; President, Robert Holland Faculty Senate (Dr. Hart Bailey); President, Student Association, (Thomas Sellers); Dr. Tommy Stevenson, Office of Diversity and Equity Programs; Chair, Professional and Support Staff Advisory Council (Sam Manning); Jeremiah Dumas, Environmental Collaborative Office; Dr. Roy Ruby, Faculty Emeritus; Kyle Steward, President's Office; Wayne Bland, Budget and Planning; Tim Muzzi, University Architect; and Roger Baker, Campus Planning and Recorder.
Currently, the committee is working with university and community constituencies and the firms of Sasaki Associates, Inc. and LPK Architects, P.A., to collect data, facilitate dialog, and maximize resources as the university develops and implements a new comprehensive master plan to accommodate a growing student population and to continue its vital land-grant mission of learning, research, and service.
Mississippi State is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding contributions in research, discovery, and application; and to the State and its people in every region, a variety of expert services.
Mississippi State University is designated as a Doctoral/Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is representative of the American Land-Grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, born of its Mississippi heritage and the vision and loyal perseverance of those who have labored in its development. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
The grounds of the university comprise about 4,200 acres, including farms, pastures, and woodlands of the Experiment Station. The net investment in buildings and grounds is approximately $450 million.
Agricultural research is accomplished on the MAFES Plant Science Farm comprising approximately 560 acres of land, 10 greenhouses, and 43 structures, and on the MAFES Animal Sciences Farm, which has 1,650 acres and 52 structures.
For more information about Mississippi State, please visit http://www.msstate.edu/web/gen_info.htm.