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Education Achievement Council
Education Achievement Council Members

Chair

Dr. Jim Haffey, President
Holmes Community College

Members

Dr. Jay Allen, President
Itawamba Community College

The Honorable Richard Bennett, Chairman
Mississippi House of Representatives Education Committee

Dr. Jerryl Briggs, President
Mississippi Valley State University

Mr. Chris Burgio, Campus Director
Condorde Career College
Mississippi Association of Proprietary Schools and Colleges

Mr. Lee Bush, Board Member
Mississippi Community College Board

Dr. William Bynum, President
Jackson State University

The Honorable Eugene Clarke, Chairman
Mississippi Senate Appropriations Committee

Dr. Jason Dean, Chair
Mississippi Board of Education

Mr. Tom Duff, Trustee
Institutions of Higher Learning

Dr. E. Harold Fisher, Executive Director
Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

The Honorable Josh Harkins, Chairman
Mississippi Senate Universities and Colleges Committee

Mr. Shane Hooper, Trustee
Institutions of Higher Learning

Mr. William LaForge, President
Delta State University

Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director
Mississippi Community College Board

The Honorable Nolan Mettetal, Chairman
Mississippi House of Representatives Universities and Colleges Committee

Mr. Adam Moore
Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Dr. Larry Nabors, President
Mississippi Delta Community College

Dr. Al Rankins, Commissioner of Higher Education
Institutions of Higher Learning

The Honorable John Read, Chairman
Mississippi House of Representatives Appropriations Committee

Ms. Cheryl Thurmond, Board Member
Mississippi Community College Board

The Honorable Gray Tollison, Chairman
Mississippi Senate Education Committee

Mr. Scott Waller, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Economic Council

Dr. Carey Wright, State Superintendent
Mississippi Department of Education

The Education Achievement Council was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 2010 for the purpose of sustaining attention to the state's goal of increasing the educational attainment and skill levels of the state's working-age population benchmark to the national average by 2025.