The University of Mississippi
Office of the Chancellor
Standing Committees
 
 
Museums
The function of the Museums Committee is to make recommendations regarding the University Museums' policies and needs and to serve as a liaison between the Museums and the faculty. The committee shall give guidance to the Director of Museums on proposed sales or exchanges of artifacts and similar items that are part of the collections of the University. The committee shall review and recommend revisions in policies and procedures, including long-range planning, conservation and collection management policies, and other activities to benefit Museums operations.

The composition of the committee is as follows: 

  • Mr. Robert E. Saarnio
    CHAIR : Director of University Museums
    Member since 9/24/2012
  • Mrs. Virginia R. Chavis
    Representative : Chair of Art Department
    Member since 8/15/2012
  • Dr. Manuel Sosa-Ramirez
    Faculty : Member
    Member from 8/15/2012 to 8/15/2015
  • Dr. Maureen E. Meyers
    Faculty : Member
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2017
  • Dr. Louis G. Zachos
    Alternate : Faculty Member
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2017
  • Mr. Thomas E. Eppes
    Staff : Chief Communications Officer
    Member since 4/1/2012
  • Mrs. Jean A. Munson
    Representative : Staff Council
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2015
  • Dr. Aileen Ajootian
    Representative : Classic Department
    Member since 8/16/2005
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    External Person : Faculty Senate
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2015
  • Ms. Dorothy Howorth
    External Person : President of the Friends of the Museum
    Member since 8/15/2012
  • Ms. Wyeth Silber
    Undergraduate : Student Representative
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2015
  • Mr. Abhay Sharma
    Graduate : Student Council Representative
    Member from 8/15/2014 to 8/15/2015