University officials plan to announce the results of the $100 million
campaign for Southern Miss during homecoming festivities on Oct.
23. The capital campaign concluded June 30, following a seven-year
initiative to secure comprehensive funding for The University of
Southern Mississippi. Final tabulations are being made to determine
the total dollars raised.
to have as many people participate in the celebration as were involved
in making it possible," said Tim Ryan, executive director of
the USM Foundation. "Homecoming weekend is the perfect time
to share our good news with the help of our foundation board, the
alumni association, the athletic foundation, and the campaign leadership."
phase of the campaign began in 1997, followed by a formal kickoff
on April 20, 2001, during the foundation's annual black-tie dinner.
The now familiar slogan, "Our Time Is Now," covered five
priorities identified through input from staff, administration,
development and athletic personnel, alumni, and friends of the university.
Priorities for the campaign were merit scholarships, faculty and
staff development, Gulf Coast campus expansion, libraries and technology,
A private accounting
firm will audit the campaign figures to confirm the findings of
the Office of Development. Details of the festivities regarding
the campaign announcement will be released as a part of the homecoming
calendar of events.