POSITION: Since 2017, president of Itawamba Community College, a public institution with two campuses and one center spanning a five-county region of Northeast Mississippi.
PREVIOUS: President/CEO at Hopkinsville Community College; vice president at Perkinston Campus and George County Center, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; dean of enrollment services at Hinds Community College.
AFFILIATIONS: Boards: Community Colleges of Appalachia Board; Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Presidents Board; Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Workforce Committee Chair; Mississippi Education Achievement Council Chair; Itawamba County Development Council Board; CREATE Foundation Board; Community Development Foundation Leadership Council; Higher Education Research and Development Institute-South Advisory Board; former ACT State Representative for Mississippi; former AACC Commission on Global Education; former South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council Board; former Kentucky Innovation Network Board; former Mississippi Postsecondary Financial Assistance Board Chair; former Stop SMA Board (Spinal Muscular Atrophy); former Mississippi Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers President.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Mississippi; M.A., Counselor Education/Student Development, Mississippi State University; B.A., Horticulture, Mississippi State University; A.A., Hinds Community College.
OTHER: Presentations: 2019 MSU Presidential Partnership Class, “Power of Yes”; 2019 Mississippi Legal Issues Conference, “Confessions of a President: Society’s Impact on a CEO and Organization”; 2019 Mississippi Education Law Conference, “Behavioral Assessment Teams Panel”; 2018 Three Rivers Planning and Development Annual Meeting, “The Impacts of a Tuition Guaranteed Program”; 2017 Community College Futures Assembly Conference, “Finding Philanthropy, Focusing on Private/Public Partnerships”; 2017 and 2015 Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy, “A New President’s Perspective From Three MCCLA Graduates”; 2015 AACC Annual Conference, “Internationalization Tools for Presidents.” Awarded: 2019 Phi Theta Kappa’s Paragon Award; Leadership Kentucky Class of 2016; Mississippi Top 40 under 40 by Mississippi Business Journal; Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy Class of 2011; 2009 3E Award for Emphasis on Excellence and Enrichment.