Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board

About the Board

The Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board (Postsecondary Board), established pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. § 37-106-9, was recently expanded from a three-member board to a nine-member board. The Postsecondary Board has authority over all of the state’s student financial aid programs, which include undergraduate and graduate grant and forgivable loan programs. Public, private, two-year and four-year college students may receive funds through our programs.

Meetings of the Postsecondary Board

Scheduled:

Date: September 25, 2017
Meeting Notice
Board Book

Date: December 11, 2017

Date: March 19, 2018

Date: June 18, 2018

Previous:

Date: June 19, 2017
Meeting Notice
Board Book
Minutes

Date: April 25, 2017
Meeting Notice
Board Book
Minutes

Date: March 20, 2017
Board Book
Minutes

Date: December 16, 2016
Board Book
Minutes

Date: September 19, 2016
Board Book
Minutes

Date: July 18, 2016
Board Book
Minutes

Date: June 20, 2016
Board Book
Minutes

Date: June 1, 2016
Board Book
Minutes

Date: March 21, 2016
Board Book
Minutes

Date: December 7, 2015
Board Book
Minutes

Date: September 21, 2015
Board Book
Minutes

Date: June 15, 2015
Board Book
Minutes

Date: March 11, 2015
Board Book
Minutes

Members of the Postsecondary Board

Voting Members

Dr. Ben Burnett
Dean, School of Education, William Carey University
Board Position: MAICU Association Representative
Term: 2016-2020

Mr. Lee Bush
President and CEO, NCS/WastePro
Board Position: MCCB Board Representative
Initial Term: 2014-2017

Mr. Jim Gibson
VP for Enrollment Management, East Mississippi Community College
Board Position: MCCB Institutional Representative
Term: 2016-2020

Mr. Mack Grubbs
Owner, Mack Grubbs Motors
Board Position: Lt. Governor’s Representative
Initial Term: 2014-2018

Dr. Cynthia Melvin
VP of Finance and Administration, Tougaloo College
Board Position: MAICU Institutional Representative
Initial Term: 2015-2019

Dr. Al Rankins
President, Alcorn State University
Board Position: IHL Institutional Representative
Initial Term: 2014-2017

Ms. Sharon Ross
External Relations Manager, MS Center for Public Policy
Board Position: Governor’s Representative
Term: 2015-2019

Mr. C D Smith, 2016-2017 Chairman
Regional Director, AT&T Mississippi
Board Position: IHL Board Representative
Initial Term: 2014-2018

Dr. Jim Turcotte
VP of Enrollment Management, Mississippi College
Board Position: Governor’s Representative
Term: 2016-2020

Advisory Members

Rep. Nolan Mettetal
Chairman, House Universities and Colleges Committee
Board Position: Advisor

Sen. Josh Harkins
Chairman, Senate Universities and Colleges Committee
Board Position: Advisor