The Mississippi State University Foundation is expanding its fund-raising efforts in two major academic units with the addition of alumnus Jeffrey J. Little.
Little, a Bolton resident, is the new assistant development director for the colleges of Forest Resources and Veterinary Medicine. He joins Keith Gaskin, who has led the colleges' development programs since 1997.
Formal approval of the appointment is expected at a future meeting of the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning.
"Jeff brings valuable experience to the veterinary medicine and forest resources divisions,” said foundation executive director Richard Armstrong. "He will be a great asset to our team as he works with alumni and friends.”
A McComb native, Little is a 1995 MSU English graduate who went on to earn a law degree in 1999 from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. He previously was a senior attorney with the State Tax Commission.
He also has legal experience with two professional law firms in the state, as well as with the towns of Raymond and Edwards.
One of only 27 in the nation, MSU's veterinary college was established by the Legislature in 1974 and admitted its first students in 1977.
Now celebrating its 50th year, the College of Forest Resources offers state-of-the art undergraduate and graduate programs in forestry, forest products, and wildlife and fisheries management.