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

  • June 2015
    Dear Faculty and Staff:

    The summer is well underway and we are in the midst of orientation for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Thanks to everyone who is making this a successful recruiting season.

    I had the pleasure of speaking at the luncheon we had this month to recognize those faculty and staff retiring at the end of June. It was an honor to be able to publicly thank these individuals for their service to MSU. My thanks go out to all of our retirees for their efforts at MSU over the years.

    We continue to pursue the globalization of the programs of Mississippi State, both in research and academics. This fall over 400 of our incoming freshmen have been awarded study abroad scholarships. This new initiative will greatly boost our participation in study abroad over the upcoming years and will help us meet one of the goals of our strategic plan: http://www.msstate.edu/web/excellence/

    There have been several additional university personnel changes this summer. Dr. Jason Keith is our new dean of the Bagley College of Engineering. Dr. Regina Hyatt will be our new Vice President for Student Affairs, and Mr. Wes Ammon will be the interim director of Athletic Academics (in addition to continuing his service as director of the University Academic Advising Center), both beginning on July 1.

    Hope your summer is going well.

    With warm regards,

    Jerry Gilbert
    Provost and Executive Vice President

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Contact Information

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