HATTIESBURG, MS - This is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Her three-year term became effective July 30.
Gilbert took over as dean of the Southern Miss College of Business in July, 2013 – becoming the first woman to hold that title. She previously served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at Radford (Va.) University.
She is a native of Ocean Springs, Miss., and earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration at Southern Miss in 1982 and her master's the following year. Gilbert received her doctorate from North Texas University in 1988.
The Mississippi Council on Economic Education's mission is to increase economic and financial literacy in Mississippi by providing resources and training to public and private K-12 school teachers, empowering students to create a more prosperous future for themselves and Mississippi.
The council's purpose is to enhance the quality of instruction in economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance to Mississippi's K-12 students in ways that are academically sound and nonpartisan. We train teachers to be proficient in teaching students a demonstrated understanding of economic and financial literacy in order to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.
To learn more about the Mississippi Council on Economic Education visit: http://mscee.org/.