Major Achievements During Robert Khayat's 14 Years as Chancellor Print 01/05/2009 * Enrollment has increased 43

Major Achievements During Robert Khayat’s 14 Years as Chancellor Print
01/05/2009
* Enrollment has increased 43.6 percent and minority enrollment has grown 78.5 percent.
* The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Croft Institute for International Studies, Lott Leadership Institute and William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation were created.
* Research and development grants topped $100 million each of the past eight years.
* Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts honor society, awarded Ole Miss a chapter.
* The endowment grew from $114.3 million to $472.4 million, a 313.3 percent increase.
* The university’s operating budget grew from less than $500 million to nearly $1.5 billion, and its payroll increased from $260.8 million to $667 million.
* More than $535 million has been invested in physical facilities on Oxford and Jackson campuses. That total does not include the $210-plus million in construction projects underway on the Oxford campus:
– $50 million law center
– $46 million residential college
– $30 million natural products research center expansion
– $19.6 million research park
– $18.5 million baseball stadium expansion
– $16 million Center for Manufacturing Excellence
– $12 million basketball practice facility
* New facilities on the Oxford campus include:
– $20 million Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
– $3.6 million Paris-Yates Chapel and Peddle Bell Tower
– $23 million Business and Accountancy Complex
– $18 million Indoor Practice Facility
– $25 million Vaught-Hemingway Stadium expansion
– $5 million FedEx Academic Support Center
– $20 million Inn at Ole Miss expansion
* New facilities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center include:
– $53 million University Hospital
– $60 million Guyton Laboratory Research Building
– $23.5 million Conerly Hospital for Critical Care
– $17 million Batson Hospital for Children and $9.7 million hospital addition
– $37.7 million Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants
– $9 million Nelson Student Union
– $13.2 million School of Health Related Professions building
* Ole Miss provides $138.5 million annually in student financial aid, up from $16.5 million in 1995.
* The number of National Merit Finalists in the freshman class has more than doubled.
* The university celebrated its Sesquicentennial anniversary, completed a $525.9 million Commitment to Excellence Campaign, commemorated the 40th anniversary of its integration and will soon announce completion of its successful $200 million MomentUM Campaign.
* The university produced its 24th and 25th Rhodes scholars. It also produced five Truman, eight Goldwater and six Fulbright scholars, plus one Marshall and one Udall scholar.
* Ole Miss received the Grand Award for the country’s best maintained campus from a national landscaping society.

Patsy Brumfield