Vice President

Welcome to the Division of Development and Alumni

At Mississippi State University, our sense of community extends far beyond the confines of our campus. Building relationships with our alumni family is our highest priority and the key to our continued success and prosperity. As such, we are proud to welcome you to Mississippi State University's Division of Development and Alumni, where we nurture the bonds that tie us together and cherish the rich history, traditions, and shared experiences that make our university special.

Our Commitment to Alumni and Friends
The Division of Development and Alumni serves as a dedicated hub for our alumni and all those who hold Mississippi State University close to their hearts. We recognize that our university's strength lies not in the bricks and mortar of our campus but in the incredible individuals like you who have been part of our journey. Whether you're an alumnus, a friend of the university, or simply someone who believes in the power of education, you are welcome here.

Our Purpose
Our mission is evident and compelling: to cultivate and fortify connections across our community of over 161,000 alumni nationwide. We offer diverse opportunities for everyone to actively participate in and contribute to the growth of Mississippi State University, including chapter meetings, the young alumni program, alumni career services resources and various other initiatives.

Building Strong Connections
Central to our mission is the idea that the Mississippi State family is not bound by geography. Whether you graduated decades ago or recently, we aim to bridge the gap and keep you engaged with the university by organizing events, providing resources, and facilitating networking opportunities.

Inspiring Excellence
Our alumni are our greatest source of pride. Their achievements showcase the high quality of education and values that Mississippi State University instills in its students. We are committed to inspiring our alumni to continue reaching new heights through mentoring programs and educational opportunities. Furthermore, we honor and celebrate their achievements by bestowing distinctions such as Alumnus of the Year, Alumni Fellows, and Top 25 under 40 awards.

Supporting the Future
We also believe in paying it forward. Mississippi State University has a legacy of making a difference in the lives of countless individuals, and we want to ensure that legacy continues. We offer avenues for giving back to the university through scholarships, endowments, or supporting specific programs that align with your passions and values.

In the Mississippi State University's Division of Development and Alumni, we are more than just an institution; we are a family united by a common love for knowledge, growth, and community. Together, we will continue to build a brighter future, inspire greatness, and make a lasting impact on our world. Welcome home, Bulldogs. Your journey with us is far from over—it's just beginning.

John P. Rush ('94, '02)
Vice President for Development and Alumni
Responsive imageResponsive imageResponsive imageResponsive image