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USM Doctoral Student Named Vice President at Mississippi Delta Community College

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:45pm | By: David Tisdale

Steven Jones, vice president for administrative affairs at Mississippi Delta Community College.Steven Jones, a graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Education, was recently named Vice President for Administrative Affairs at Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) in Moorhead. In his new role at MDCC, Jones will oversee Facilities Management, Government Relations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Special Projects, and Sponsored Grants.

A native of Taylorsville, Mississippi, Jones is pursuing a doctorate in higher education leadership at USM. He holds an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi College, and a graduate certificate in community college leadership from USM.

Prior to joining the MDCC administration, Jones served at Hinds Community College as associate director of Student Housing and Residence Life; director of Student Housing and Residence Life/Deputy Title IX Coordinator; and executive director of Title III and Sponsored Grants. Before pursuing a career in higher education, he worked with the Michael R. Brown Law Offices, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi as a senior paralegal and legal administrator, focusing on the areas of civil litigation and also assisting with matters involving employment law, worker’s compensation, and personal injury litigation. 

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve Mississippi Delta Community College in such an integral role,” Jones said. “I thank Dr. Tyrone Jackson (MDCC president) and the MDCC Board of Trustees for affording me the opportunity to serve. I’m very excited about the opportunity, and look forward to positive results in the Delta.

“I also thank Dr. Clyde Muse and the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees for affording me the opportunity to serve my alma mater in various roles that have taught me so much, and has led to this pivotal point in my career.” 

Jones says his educational journey at USM has further prepared him to take on this new role at MDCC. “The Higher Education Administration program at USM provides a rigorous curriculum that challenges us as students to not only think outside the box, but to create the box,” he said. “The faculty and staff are amazing, and they continue to be consistent in their efforts to provide high quality education and services. I truly believe I made the right choice in choosing USM for my post-graduate studies.” 

“I am incredibly proud of Steven for his work hard in accomplishing his goal of a career in higher education,” said Dr. Lilian Hill, professor in the USM School of Education. “He is a great example of what determination, hard work, and education can accomplish in a person's life.”

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