Garrett Wright: Economic Development

Garrett Wright serving the community

Garrett Wright has found success as a Southern Miss student through campus and community involvement. He even won the Pearson Prize for Higher Education, a national honor in recognition of his leadership in community service.

Garrett recently graduated from Southern Miss with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology and has returned to pursue a master’s degree in economic development. He plans to use his knowledge of construction and development to lead urban renewal projects that revitalize communities.


The Master of Science in Economic Development at Southern Miss is nationally recognized for its interdisciplinary and highly applied focus on economic development at the state, regional and community levels.