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Title: Mississippi State University


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Mississippi State University
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History of MSU
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1880 Mission
  • To fulfill the mission of offering training in
    agriculture, horticulture and the mechanical
    artswithout excluding other scientific and
    classical studies, including military tactics.

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History
  • Ag Experiment Station established in 1888 with
    the Hatch Act
  • Extension services established in 1914 with the
    Smith-Lever Act
  • Training of vocational ed teachers began in 1917
    with the Smith-Hughes Act
  • Named Mississippi State College in 1932

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Recent Presidents
President Years Served
J. Charles Lee 2002-2006
Malcolm Portera 1998-2001
Donald Zacharias 1985-1997
James McComas 1976-1985
William Giles 1966-1976
Dean Colvard 1960-1966
Benjamin F. Hilbun 1953-1960
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Purpose
  • MSU is dedicated to the 3 broad purposes,
    learning, research and service learning,
    on-campus and off-campus, to enhance the
    intellectual, cultural and social and
    professional development of its students
    research, both to extend the present limits of
    knowledge and to bring deeper insight,
    understanding, and usefulness to existing
    knowledge and service, to apply knowledge and
    the fruits of research to the lives of people.
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