Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Mississippi College, elected by the Mississippi Baptist Convention and responsible for guiding the fulfillment of the University's mission. The Board brings wide-ranging experience and a devotion to Christian higher education and the particular values that Mississippi College upholds.
President, Adcamp Inc.
Owner, Troy Brand Furniture
Chief of Staff, University Hospital
Retired Civil Chief, US Department of Justice
Pastor, First Baptist Church
Cardiologist, Birmingham Heart Clinic, PC
President, Fountain Ace Hardware
Chairman, Industrial Warehouse Services, Inc.
Tom S. Lee
Senior U.S. District Court Judge
President, Century Construction
Executive Dir., Healthcare Outreach Network
Point Clear, Alabama
Paul Moak, Jr.
President, Paul Moak Automotive, Inc.
Retired, President & CEO, Pittman-Moore
Minister of Music, First Baptist Church
President, Master Boat Builders
Bayou La Batre, Alabama
Mary Ellis Smith
Retired, Business Education teacher
President & CEO, Bank of Brookhaven
Chairman, Eastgroup/ Parkway Properties
Retired, CEO, Delta Health Group
Pastor, First Baptist Church
Retired, President, Horne LLP
Manager, North American Mission Board
Retired, CEO, USAA Federal Savings Bank
San Antonio, TX
Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee reviews all matters relating to the academic programs of Mississippi College, approving all new degree programs and any honorary degrees awarded.
The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the financial systems and accounting practices of Mississippi College and the activities of the University's independent auditor, internal auditor, and financial management of records.
The Building Committee reviews all construction projects and financing.
Business Affairs Committee
The Business Affairs Committee supervises and oversees the safekeeping, management and investment of all University funds except those assets managed by the Mississippi College Foundation. The Committee reviews and recommends to the Board annual University budgets that have been prepared by the President. The Committee also reviews the financial statements of Mississippi College including the operating budget, the endowment, reserve funds, and any other special funds.
Christian Life/Student Affairs Committee
The Christian Life/Student Affairs Committee reviews policies and practices relating to student life, extracurricular student activities, and Christian development for students at Mississippi College.
The Development Committee provides guidance and oversight of the University’s fund raising and development efforts through the President and the Vice President for Advancement. The Committee assists in identifying, cultivating and contacting prospective donors in the efforts of the University’s fund raising campaigns.
The Executive Committee is charged with oversight of the University during the periods between full Board meetings, and it exercises all powers of the Board of Trustees except as reserved by law or the By-Laws to the Board. The Executive Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for membership on the Board and is responsible for reviewing and establishing the President’s performance.
Law School Committee
The Law School Committee reviews all matters relating to the welfare and operation of the Mississippi College School of Law.
The Personnel Committee reviews all matters relating to the faculty and staff of the University, and recommends action to the Board of Trustees.