Delta State University
feels like home...

Representative Abe M. Hudson, Jr. was employed with Delta State University's College of Business for over five years. He was a Visiting Professor in the Management and Marketing Department for one year. The final four years, Abe was Program Director for the DEBTS Program where he supported entrepreneurial growth in the Mississippi Delta. During his time at the institution, Abe helped to manage and ascertain almost $1 million in grant funding to support small business efforts. As you can see, his roots run deep in the Delta State University Community.
In the top photo, Abe is photographed with Patrick Davis, Sr. (Delta State University Alumni Association President). In the bottom photo, Abe is photographed with Joe Saia (Aviation Department Chair) and Richard Monroe (Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs).

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Delta State University:

Delta State University is a regional public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. DSU provides a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the college of Arts and sciences, Business, and Education and in the Robert E .Smith School of Nursing. Graduate programs on the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels provide advanced training in a broad range of disciplines.

Delta State University serves as the cultural and educational center of the Mississippi Delta, and the 18 county, northwestern region, rich in various ethnic and cultural groups. The University identifies the Delta as its primary public service region, while acknowledging the importance of research and service that also benefits the state and nation.

The total impact that Delta State University provides to the Mississippi Delta includes the following:
  • $44 Million in Direct Spending
  • $21 Million in Secondary Business Spending
  • $81 Million in Increased Alumni Earnings
  • $27 Million in Social Benefits
  • $ 2 Million in Cultural Benefits

The Legislature appropriated $710,355,423 for the FY 2020 university system budget. This represents an increase of $37,627,758, or 5.6%, in state support for the system. The increase funds are tied to new expenses including the PERS employer contribution increase and an increase in the employee health insurance premium, as well as repairs to campus facilities.

The Legislature appropriated $14.5 million from the capital Expense Fund for repair and renovation to campus facilities. The Funds were allocated using a formula of 50% square footage and 50% enrollment in SB3005 (Section 41). Of that $14.5 million, Delta State University received $607,055

Additionally, Delta State University received $7,320,000 for the FY 2020 for planning, repair, renovation, life safety and ADA code upgrades, furnishing and equipping and expansion of and additions to campus buildings, facilities, and infrastructure.
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