The board of trustees of Mississippi Delta Community College has named Tyrone Jackson as the educational institution’s ninth president. He will take office on July 1.
The two-year college in Moorhead, Mississippi, enrolls slightly more than 2,300 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 65 percent of the student body.
Dr. Jackson currently serves as vice president for the Utica campus and district dean of students of Hinds Community College in Mississippi. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jackson held a number of administrative posts at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston. He began his professional career at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.
In accepting the position, Dr. Jackson stated that “I am honored for the opportunity to serve as the next president of Mississippi Delta Community College. I am thankful to the board of trustees for the confidence bestowed upon me to lead this great institution. My family and I are excited to be returning home to the delta.”
Dr. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in education, and an educational doctorate, all from Delta State University.