Executive Council

The Executive Council is comprised of the university's senior leadership. Its members meet monthly to advise the president on official policies and procedures. Policies are available online at www.policies.msstate.edu.

Mark E. Keenum


David Shaw

Provost and Executive Vice President

Zac Ashmore

Chair of the Staff Council

Tracey Baham

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Keith Coble

Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine

John Cohen

Athletic Director

Leslie Corey

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Lesia Ervin

Director of Internal Audit

Rasheda Forbes

Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion

Regina Hyatt

Vice President for Student Affairs

Julie Jordan

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Steve Parrott

Chief Information Officer

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis

President of the Robert Holland Faculty Senate

Garrett Smith

President of the Student Association

Don Zant

Vice President for Finance & Administration and CFO

Jim Laird

Research and Executive Support Editor