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College Board looks at regulating foundations

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's College Board continues to

wrestle with how to govern universities' affiliations with alumni

and fundraising groups that are private but serve a public purpose.

Proposed policies have been on the table since March, but the

board has encountered snags in getting them into final form.

The policies are to emphasize that university alumni

associations and foundations are independent but also must follow

what the board and college presidents want in supporting their

missions.

The College Board is trying to determine the right degree of

oversight it should have of the private, independent organizations

that carry the public universities' names and work on their behalf.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch,

http://www.cdispatch.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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