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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.

The Athletic Academic Staff provides student-athletes with a variety of essential services and work closely with each student’s faculty/staff academic advisor. The athletic academic counselors monitor the student-athlete’s academic status through physical class checks, academic progress contacts and study hall. Counselors, in conjunction with the faculty/staff academic advisor, coordinate class schedules to minimize conflicts among classes, practice and competition. 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.

Athletic Academic Staff Sport Assignments

Christine Jackson - Director/Assistant Athletic Director
• Football

Lynda Moore-Associate Director
•  Women’s Basketball
•  Men’s Golf

Sawyer Bowering-Athletic Academic Counselor
• Men’s Basketball
• Softball

Logan Link-Athletic Academic Counselor
• Football
• Equipment Room, Sports Video, Trainers

Rob Shillito-Athletic Academic Counselor
• Women’s Golf
• Soccer

Jimmy Glassford-Assistant Athletic Academic Counselor
• Men’s Tennis & Women’s Tennis
• Volleyball

Sara Parman-Assistant Athletic Academic Counselor
Men’s and Women’s Track & Field


Other Documents/Links
Mississippi State University Records Release Authorization
Copy of Letter Sent to Faculty/Staff Each Semester (regarding academic information)
• Classroom Attendance Policy

Faculty Athletics Representative
Dr. Steven C. Turner begins his twelfth 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 Department of Agricultural Economics. He currently is the Director of the Southern Rural Development Center. Dr. Turner is a native of Atlanta, Ga. and married to the former Jenny Bond of Independence, Va. They are the parents of daughter, Emily, and son, Clay.

Contact Information:
Dr. Steven C. Turner
Professor & Director
Southern Rural Development Center
Office – (662) – 325-3207
372 Lloyd-Rick-Watson Bldg, East Wing






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