Welcome

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

  • March 2014
    Dear Faculty and Staff:

    On March 31st, an on-site review team will arrive on our campus for the final stages of the review of our accreditation reaffirmation from SACS-COC. A major portion of this review will be the examination of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Maroon and Write”, which promises to have a significant impact on improving the writing abilities of MSU students. There are two optional levels of engagement in the plan for faculty: formal training for incorporating writing-to-learn strategies in courses and more modest inclusion of such things as journaling, free-writing, and other informal writing opportunities into classes. You can learn more about our QEP at: http://qep.msstate.edu/pdf/Maroon_and_write_final.pdf

    I would urge you to get a copy of the Maroon Edition book for 2014, “The Invisible Girls: A Memoir” by Sarah Thebarge. I think you will find it to be an inspirational book about hope, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles. We look forward to having Ms. Thebarge speak at our inaugural Freshman Convocation which will be held during the first week of class in the fall. Although focused on our freshmen, the Convocation will be held in the Humphrey Coliseum and open to all.

    The month of March marks the fourth year of my service as provost and executive vice president, and I continue to consider it an honor to be able to serve MSU in this capacity.

    With warm regards,


    Jerry Gilbert
    Provost and Executive Vice President

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Contact Information

PO Box BQ
608 Allen Hall;
175 Presidents Circle
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9723

Phone: 662.325.3742
Fax: 662.325.4039
provost@msstate.edu