Board of Advisors

The Advisory Board of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism includes many of the school’s most successful alumni. The board meets twice each year to advise the school on the media world that MCJ students will face upon graduation.



Ronnie Agnew

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Rebecca Baldwin

Miranda Beard


Rick BiceBice Advertising

Kurt Brautigam

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association

Layne Bruce

Mississippi Press Association

Jim Cameron

Retired Journalist

Donald Carson

Communications Consultant

Rick Cleveland

The Clarion-Ledger

Teresa Collier

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Kevin Cooper

Natchez Democrat/Boone Newspapers

Lisa Easterling

Kean Miller Hawthorne D’Armond McCowan & Jarman, L.L.P.

Karen Gamble

Vicksburg Post

Ted Jackson

The Times-Picayune

Nan Kelley

Great American Country Television

Rex Kelly Mississippi Power—Retired

Charles Kershner

Courier Enterprises Inc./Clinton Courier

Kathleen Koch

Freelance Broadcast Journalist

Monte Kraus

Krauscape Films

Kate Magandy

The Sun Herald 

Mart Martin

Jackson Spalding

Allan Nation Mississippi Valley Publishing Corporation 

Jennifer Ogden-Combs

Film Producer

Nina Parikh

Mississippi Film Office

Jeff Pedigo

Godwin Group

Bill Phalen

Cities West Publishing, Inc.

Hank Price


Donna Ritchey Godwin Group 

David Sheffield


Dub Shoemaker Retired Journalist 

Ted Spruill

Avid Technology

Stan Tiner

The Sun Herald

Leonard Van Slyke Jr.

Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A.

Dave Vincent


Kim Willis

USA Today

Gary Wolverton

WHNS-TV Fox Carolina