Director's Welcome

Director's Welcome

The past two years have seen a dramatic change in the way we are all navigating our work, relationships, and social lives. Here at the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University, we have remained vigilant in our efforts to provide the premier research, service, and training people across our state and nation have come to expect our offerings in our 46 years of operation.

2021 followed suit from 2020 and saw our projects increase, our reach expand to other states, and our staffing to change to bring on new talent. The incredible faculty, staff, and students worked tirelessly to convert our trainings to a hybrid format, providing opportunities for individuals to learn while remaining safe and secure in their own environment.

As we move into 2022, we are continuing to offer both in-person and virtual trainings, service, and applied research to all who request our services, and will do so with the same professionalism and unbiased, non-partisan approach as we have throughout our existence.

It is an honor to continue to serve the people of this great state and nation, and it is my sincere hope that more will seek out our assistance to enable them to be more informed and educated public officials, government employees, and citizens of this great nation. If I, or anyone in The Institute, can ever be of assistance, I hope you will reach out and allow us to serve your needs.

Dr. Dallas Breen
Executive Director