Mississippi Political Titans Former Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, and Leading Democratic Strategist Jere Nash to Headline DSU’s Fall 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series on Nov. 12

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With the Mississippi general election as a backdrop, Delta State University’s Fall 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series will feature former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (2004-12), a Republican, and Democratic strategist Jere Nash, campaign manager for former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus (1988-92). Barbour and Nash’s discussion, “Across the Aisle: Post-Election Reflection and What’s Next,” takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 6 PM in the Jobe Hall auditorium on the Delta State campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

Local Government Leadership Institute at Delta State University Receives $250,000 from Hearin Foundation as Final Installment of Three-Year $700,000 Grant

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Delta State University’s Local Government Leadership Institute (LGLI) received $251,250 from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation as the final installment of a three-year $702,750 grant to support municipal leaders in Mississippi Delta cities, towns, and counties. This concluding round of funding enables LGLI to offer workshops, training, resources, tools, networking, and other assistance to mayors, councilpersons, alderpersons, municipal clerks, city managers, county supervisors, and county administrators in all 18 counties in the Mississippi Delta. LGLI has been phasing in programming to six counties a year since its creation in 2017. Read More