BLUE (Building Leadership Understanding and Education). This event will provide an opportunity for alumni to continue their education, learn from others, and share together.

This year, BLUE will be held on Friday, January 24th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Pope Banquet Room

BLUE will feature a keynote address, a panel of accomplished alumni and an opportunity to network. The $25 registration includes dinner. Free for students! Dress attire is business casual.


Keynote Speaker

Phyllis Polk Johnson serves as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing where she is responsible for the oversight of approximately 68,000 nurses (RNs, LPNs, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses). Prior to this role, Phyllis was the Director of Advanced Practice and Licensure where she was responsible for the regulation of licensure, compliance, and discipline for the more than 5000 Advanced Practice Nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) in the state. She has held numerous clinical and managerial responsibilities in her more than thirty years of nursing. Prior to coming to the Board of Nursing, she was employed at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she served in various administrative and clinical roles. Phyllis is known for her tireless work ethic and attributes her drive and desire to excel to her parents, Richard and Mary Polk. Married to Clinton Johnson, Jr., they are the parents of two sons, William and Trey, and the grandparents of eight adoring grandchildren.

Flow of Events

o 5:30 – 6 Open Networking
o 6 – Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
o 6:10 – 6:30 – Keynote Speech
o 6:30 – 7:30 – Panel Discussion w/audience q/a and small group sessions
o 7:30 Wrap-up and Dinner

Mississippi University for Women
Office of Development and Alumni

Phone: (662) 329-7148 or
(877) 462-8439 ext.7148
Copyright 2020 MUW. All rights reserved.

Mississippi Public Unversitites