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Education Achievement Council
Education Achievement Council Members

Chair
Dr. Jay Allen, President
Itawamba Community College

Members
The Honorable Richard Bennett, Chairman
Mississippi House of Representatives Education Committee
Dr. Jerryl Briggs, President
Mississippi Valley State University
Mr. Chris Burgio, Campus Director
Concorde Career College
Mississippi Association of Proprietary Schools and Colleges
Ms. Rosemary Aultman, Chair
Mississippi Board of Education
Mr. Tom Duff, Trustee
Institutions of Higher Learning
Dr. Jason Dean, Executive Director
Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Dr. Jim Haffey, President
Holmes Community College
Ms. Teresa Hubbard, Trustee
Institutions of Higher Learning
The Honorable Briggs Hopson, Chairman
Mississippi Senate Appropriations Committee
The Honorable Mac Huddleston, Chairman
Mississippi House of Representatives Universities and Colleges Committee
Dr. Tyrone Jackson, President
Mississippi Delta Community College
Mr. William LaForge, President
Delta State University
Mr. Kell Smith, Interim Executive Directo
Mississippi Community College Board
Mr. Adam Moore
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Dr. Felecia Nave, President
Alcorn State University
The Honorable Rita Parks, Chairman
Mississippi Senate Universities and Colleges Committee
Mr. John Pigott, Board Member
Mississippi Community College Board
Dr. Al Rankins, Commissioner of Higher Education
Institutions of Higher Learning
The Honorable John Read, Chairman
Mississippi House of Representatives Appropriations Committee
Ms. Dolly Marascalco, Board Member
Mississippi Community College Board
The Honorable Dennis DeBar, 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.