Mississippi Association of Staff Council Organizations (MASCO)
Mississippi Association of Staff Council Organizations was formed in 1989 to provide leadership and representation for the nearly 15,000 staff members employed at the eight institutions of higher learning in Mississippi (over 22,000 in 2016).
MASCO is comprised of each university's staff council president or chair. The board's chairperson serves a term of one year and is selected by alphabetical rotation.
The primary functions of MASCO are to promote interaction between staff at all state institutions of higher learning in Mississippi and to enhance communication between the staff and the Council of University Presidents about issues of mutual concern.
MASCO functions as a channel of communication between the various university staff councils, their recognized counterparts, and university faculty senate/councils. MASCO is also responsible for considering issues of mutual concern and making recommendations to the Council of Presidents when appropriate.
Alcorn State University
Delta State University
Jackson State University
Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women
Mississippi Valley State University
University of Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi