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The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts shall enrich the intellectual and cultural environment of the University of Mississippi and the region by providing a venue for programming in performing arts, public affairs and the humanities. The Ford center will complement the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research and service while celebrating imagination, innovation and creativity.


Strategic Plan: Ford Center Forward

A large committee of arts educators, artists, university faculty and administration, Ford Center staff, and community members gathered in 2017 to re-evaluate the mission of the Ford Center and create a five-year plan to guide the development of the facility and its activities. Led by Provost Noel Wilkin and Katie Busby, Director, Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning, this group launched the plan in 2018. This document will be updated as goals are met.

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