ELLISVILLE- A familiar face to Greene County residents has been named the new Director of Jones College’s Center in Leakesville. The former three-term Greene County Superintendent of Education, Richard Fleming replaces Clint James who has accepted an offer to teach at Mississippi State University.
“Clint was involved with establishing this facility when it opened its doors in 2012. He laid the foundation and did a great job of expanding the Greene County Center,” said Fleming. “I’m excited to continue to build upon his success.”
After spending 39 years in education, Fleming retired two years ago. The Greene County native said he didn’t have plans to return to work but is excited about the opportunity to be working with Greene County residents again. Jones College President, Dr. Jesse Smith said he is confident Fleming will be able to take the Center to the next level.
“Mr. Fleming brings a wealth of experience and an unending supply of positive energy. He was crucial to the success of the Center from its inception and we are thankful that he wants to serve his community by being Jones College’s Director of the Greene County Center. We are extremely excited about his vision for growth not to mention our excitement about his natural charisma and leadership skills.”
The Greene County Center opened in 2012 and is currently undergoing an expansion with plans to offer more educational and workforce training programs. Currently, the Center offers pipefitting, welding, adult education, workforce development training and college credit courses. For information about the Greene County Center call 601-394-4421.