Jerome Gilbert

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. We are committed to maintaining the highest standard of academic integrity and quality of our academic programs. Our goal is to facilitate the success of our students and faculty in all endeavors. Our students are engaged in learning in the classroom and in countless co-curricular activities. Similarly, our faculty members engage in all three facets of our land-grant mission: learning, research, and service. Our overriding commitment is excellence in all that we do.

Mississippi State University is emerging as one of the nation's premier public universities, one with both a local and global focus. The Carnegie Foundation has classified MSU as a Research University with Very High Research Activity and a university that is committed to Community Engagement. Our faculty and students are addressing the intellectual issues and research challenges of the twenty-first century.

We are proud that our academic programs prepare our students to be our nation's future global leaders.

Jerome A. Gilbert
Provost and Executive Vice President

Message from the Provost

  • October 2014
    Dear Faculty and Staff,

    It is a proud time to be a Bulldog! Winning in football and being ranked #1 has put the MSU name in front of millions of Americans, many seeing it for the first time. Let’s use our national exposure to help us recruit our next group of world-class students to MSU in the fall of 2015!

    I am very pleased that Dr. John Dickerson has agreed to serve as Interim Executive Director of Enrollment, starting on October 1st. The units that comprise Enrollment now report to my office. The success on the field is helping Dr. Dickerson and his staff open doors that have not been opened before. I ask the academic faculty and staff to help Dr. Dickerson and his staff in telling the MSU story to prospective students. We have a tremendous university that is positioned with outstanding programs and exceptional faculty and staff.

    Special thanks go to the personnel in Student Affairs for marvelously handling the logistics associated with the fire in Oak Hall last week. Almost 200 young women were displaced from the residence hall and were accommodated in various ways as the residence hall undergoes repair. Our faculty also responded admirably in taking into consideration how the situation affected our students. I know firsthand of a number of faculty who went out of their way to accommodate our students, and I personally thank these and all the others who were so understanding in this stressful time.

    I hope you will consider attending one of the events associated with “Remembering Freedom Summer: Building a Better Future” on October 19-20 at MSU. The summer of 1964 in Mississippi was an eventual time in the civil rights movement, and you will definitely learn more about it through the conference. For more information on the conference, you can visit this site: http://www.aas.msstate.edu/fsc/schedule/index.php

    I was so proud to stand and sing our Alma Mater at the end of the game Saturday night. That pride was certainly for our student athletes and coaches, but also for all the great accomplishments in teaching, research, and service that our university can lay claim to.

    With warm regards (and Hail State!),

    Jerry Gilbert
    Provost and Executive Vice President

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