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Mississippi State Athletic Academics - Info for MSU Faculty & Staff Members

The information below is provided to assist Mississippi State faculty and staff members.

Faculty Athletics Representative
Dr. Steven C. Turner begins his fifth year as Mississippi State's faculty athletic representative.

As State's faculty athletic representative, Turner advises Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark E. Keenum and MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin on policy decisions relating to intercollegiate athletics along with evaluating the academic credentials of student-athletes.

Following a 17-year stint at the University of Georgia, Turner joined the MSU staff in 2003 as professor and head of the school's department of agricultural economics. A native of Atlanta, Ga., Turner is married to the former Jenny Bond of Independence, Va.  They are the parents of a 12-year-old daughter, Emily, and a 9-year-old son, Clay.

Contact Information:
Dr. Steven C. Turner
Professor and Head
Agricultural Economics
Office - (662) 325-2049
Howell Eng. Build., Rm. 101

Role Of An Athletic Academic Counselor
Athletic Academic Counselors provide student-athletes with a variety of essential services and serve as a liaison between student-athletes and other university staff.  The counselors monitor each student-athlete's academic status with regard to MSU, SEC and NCAA rules and regulations.  All information collected through physical class checks, academic progress contacts, and study hall is simulated into reports and given to the coaching staff of each student-athlete.  The counselors work closely with the coaching staff to monitor student-athlete academic progress. Counselors also attempt to coordinate class and practice schedules in an effort to minimize conflicts.  In addition to academic support, counselors also provide personal support since they are well acquainted with time pressures and competitive stress under which collegiate athletes must exist.

Other Documents/Links
Buckley Amendment
Copy of Letter Sent to Faculty Each Semester (regarding class calls)
• Classroom Attendance Policy




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