POSITION -- Since 2011, President of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. MGCCC serves over 14,000 credit students and an additional 25,000 are served through workforce training efforts. The 102 year old institution operates with a budget of over $109 million, offering classes at nine campuses in a four county district. MGCCC is the second largest community college in Mississippi, as well as the fifth largest provider of higher education in the state.
PREVIOUS -- Served at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 1987. Previously Vice President- Perkinston Campus; Vice President- Community Campus; Director of Workforce Development- Jackson County Campus; Director of Admissions/ Registrar- Jackson County Campus; Director of Institutional Relations- Central Office; Coordinator, Marketing/Recruitment- Central Office; Counselor/Recruiter- Jackson County Campus.
AFFILIATIONS -- American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors; AACC Commission on Communications and Marketing; AACC 21st Century Implementation Team; Gulf Coast Business Council Board of Directors; Mississippi Community College Foundation Board of Directors; COMBASE Board of Directors; Past President—Stone County Economic Development Foundation/Chamber of Commerce; Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network.
EDUCATION -- Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Southern Mississippi; M.Ed., College Counseling and Student Personnel Services, University of Southern Mississippi; B.A., Social/Rehabilitation, Counseling and Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi; and A.A. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus.
OTHER -- Presentations - “Enterprise Success: Developing a Regional Training Center” Presentation, COMBASE Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, September 2013; “Tradition Meets Innovation: A New Model for Strategic Planning” Presentation, Annual Conference of the Society of Educators and Scholars 2012, Biloxi, MS, November 2012; “Negotiating the Presidential Contract” Presentation, AACC President’s Academy Summer Institute, Jackson Hole, WY, July 2012; “A New President’s Perspective on Strategic Planning: Vision 2020” Presentation, AACC Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, April 2012; White House Champions of Change Event, Aspen Prize, Washington, DC, September 2011; “Going Green without Going in the Red”, “911 Crisis: Preparing Your College”, Presentations AACC Conference, Phoenix, AZ; Awarded- Stone County Educator of the Year 2012; Honorary Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base; Outstanding Community Leader 2010; AEOP – Perkinston Campus Administrator of the Year 2009; AEOP – Perkinston Campus Administrator of the Year 2003; Top 40 Under 40 State of Mississippi 2003.