Two Jones faculty members and one administrator were empowered for the future with leadership and administrative skills as part of the ninth graduating class of the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy. The leadership academy helps prepare future community college leaders through presentation of ideas and discussions relative to the operation of community colleges in Mississippi.
Jones faculty members, Dr. Jessica Bunch, math instructor and JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner, and Eric Williams, Assistant Director and instructor of Emergency Services, along with Luke Hammonds, Director of Resources, were recommended for the program by Dr. Jesse Smith, President of Jones County Junior College. Each of Mississippi’s community colleges sent at least two candidates for the three, two-day long sessions.
The Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy was implemented by the Mississippi Community College Foundation with support from the Stennis Institute of Government and additional sponsorship from Mississippi State University.