Dr. Mark Everett Keenum became Mississippi State’s 19th president Jan. 5, 2009, following a distinguished public service career.

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President Keenum speaking at Spring Graduation Commencement 2018


Nineteen presidents have served Mississippi State over the course of its 140-year history.

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning is the constitutional governing body responsible for policy and financial oversight of the eight public institutions of higher learning in Mississippi. There are 12 board members.

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