Mississippi College

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.

Name Occupation   Location
Amanda Alexander Attorney/Shareholder Alexander and Watson, PA Jackson, MS
Ralph Barnes President Adcamp, Inc. Jackson, MS
Bill Dye Retired Civil Chief US Department of Justice Oxford, MS
La'Verne Edney Attorney/Shareholder Baker Donelson Jackson, MS
Dr. Ronnie E. Falvey Pastor First Baptist Church  Madison, MS
Dr. Robert E. Foster Cardiologist Birmingham Heart Clinic Birmingham, AL
Roy J. Fountain President Fountain Ace Hardware Forest, MS
Larry Franklin President Bain Manufacturing, Inc. Grenada, MS
Dr. Frank Gunn Retired Minister   Hattiesburg, MS
Jane Hederman Civic Leader   Jackson, MS
Dr. Gene Henderson Retired Minister   Brandon, MS
Tony Huffman Owner/President Huffman and Company CPA Flowood, MS
Eddie Kinchen Retired Fox-Everett, Inc. Jackson, MS
Hon. Tom S. Lee Senior US District Court Judge   Forest, MS
Colin Maloney President Century Construction Tupleo, MS
Paul Moak President Paul Moak Automotive, Inc. Jackson, MS
Zeita Parker Civic Leader   Ridgeland, MS
Dr. Don Phillips Retired President & CEO Pittman-Moore Brandon, MS
Rev. Hugh D. Plunkett Minister of Music First Baptist Church Columbia, MS
Mike Rice President Master Boat Builders Bayou La Batre, LA
Mary Ellis Smith Retired Business Education Teacher   Tupelo, MS
Bill Sones Chairman/President/CEO Bank of Brookhaven Brookhaven, MS
Leland Speed Chairman Eastgroup/Parkway Properties Jackson, MS
Rev. Chip Stevens Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Starkville, MS
Ed Trehern Retired CEO Delta Health Group Pascagoula, MS
Roy Ward Retired President Horne, LLP Jackson, MS
Robert Watson Owner/President Watson Quality Ford Jackson, MS
Ken Weathersby VP for Convention Advancement, Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention Nashville, TN
Jean Williams Civic Leader   Jackson, MS
Mark Wright 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.

Audit Committee

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.

Building Committee

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.

Development Committee

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.

Executive Committee

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.

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee reviews all matters relating to the faculty and staff of the University and recommends action to the Board of Trustees.

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