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
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.
Information from: The Commercial Dispatch,