As the flagship liberal arts university in the state of Mississippi, we have a deep responsibility to effectively educate and train a diverse group of leaders and lifelong learners. We must give them the skills necessary to drive innovative problem-solving in Mississippi communities, the nation and the world.
The College of Liberal Arts has developed a variety of initiatives that will help recruit and support students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts. With your support, we can create a vibrant environment of learning and discovery where students, faculty and staff are supported and can expect respect and a sense of belonging as they pursue their best work.
Funds to support faculty recruitment in cutting-edge areas of research with direct impact on community well-being increases our national reputation and helps attract students who want to make a difference in the world and who “see themselves” reflected in these researchers and in their work. Whether you are interested in supporting our cluster hire initiatives to help recruit and retain top-rate faculty, our student belonging initiatives such as FASTrack, Grove Scholars, CLA student advising and departmental mentoring programs, or our efforts to build new awards to recognize the work that faculty, staff and students do to build a stronger College, you will be helping to expand access to higher education for all.