Mississippi governor announced additions to education boards

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Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday new appointments to several of Mississippi’s boards that oversee grade schools and institutions of higher learning.

Posted: May 18, 2021 4:54 PM
Updated: May 18, 2021 4:57 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday new appointments to several of Mississippi’s boards that oversee the state's public schools, colleges and universities.

Appointments to Institutions of Higher Learning Board (IHL)

  • Dr. Ormella Cummings, of Itawamba County, has been appointed to represent the Third Supreme Court District. She currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for North Mississippi Health Services. She is an Ole Miss graduate.
  • Teresa Hubbard, of Lafayette County, has been appointed to represent the Third Supreme Court District. She serves as President and CEO of CITE Armored, with locations in Holly Springs and Batesville. She is a graduate of Delta State University.
  • Hal Parker, of Hinds County, has been reappointed to represent the First Supreme Court District. He was first appointed in 2012. He currently serves as General Partner of Parker Land, LLC. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.
  • Gregg Rader, of Lowndes County, has been appointed to represent the Third Supreme Court District. He has served as CEO of Columbus Recycling Corporation. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

The IHL Board oversees Mississippi's public universities.

Appointments to State Board of Education

  • Dr. Wendi Barrett, of Harrison County, has been appointed as the Schoolteacher Representative. She teaches English at St. Martin High School in Ocean Springs. She is a graduate of Southern Miss and William Carey University.
  • Matt Miller, of Lamar County, has been appointed as the Second Supreme Court District representative. Miller is an attorney at the law firm Copeland, Cook, Taylor, and Bush. He is a Southern Miss and Ole Miss Law graduate.
  • Gov. Reeves appointed Dr. Angela Bass, of Hinds County, in October 2020 to represent the First Supreme Court District. She is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance.
  • The governor also appointed Glen East, of Harrison County, in October as the School Administrator Representative. East is Superintendent of the Gulfport School District.

The Mississippi Board of Education oversees Mississippi's public schools.

Mississippi Community College Board

  • Luke Montgomery, of Itawamba County, has been reappointed to represent the former First Congressional District. He is president and CEO of Montgomery Enterprises, Inc. He is a Mississippi State University graduate.
  • Johnny McRight, of Washington County, has been reappointed to represent the former Second Congressional District. He owns and operates McRight Services, LLC. He is an Ole Miss graduate.
  • Will Symmes, of Harrison County, has been appointed to represent the former Fifth Congressional District. Symmes is a partner with the law firm Tindell, Symmes, Estes, & Cusick, PLLC. He is a Southern Miss and Mississippi College School of Law graduate.

The Community College Board oversees Mississippi's junior colleges.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 512632

Reported Deaths: 10262
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34853555
DeSoto33162432
Hinds32556641
Jackson24830389
Rankin22442402
Lee16238242
Madison14874283
Jones14086247
Forrest13741259
Lauderdale12249324
Lowndes11286193
Lamar10644140
Pearl River9707244
Lafayette8827143
Hancock7835132
Washington7550169
Oktibbeha7204138
Monroe6989179
Pontotoc6970109
Warren6849178
Panola6746134
Neshoba6726210
Marshall6653141
Bolivar6440151
Union633897
Pike5924156
Alcorn5862107
Lincoln5525136
George510180
Prentiss500884
Tippah490282
Itawamba4829107
Scott477499
Adams4766125
Tate4748116
Leflore4723144
Copiah455895
Yazoo455591
Simpson4543117
Wayne442772
Covington432895
Sunflower4299106
Marion4265112
Coahoma4227109
Leake413790
Newton395581
Tishomingo381793
Grenada3775109
Stone365666
Jasper340166
Attala337790
Winston317792
Chickasaw313367
Clay311878
Clarke301195
Calhoun284449
Holmes271289
Smith268952
Yalobusha243747
Tallahatchie231453
Greene224749
Walthall221366
Lawrence217840
Perry213356
Amite209557
Webster205148
Noxubee188642
Montgomery181557
Carroll174441
Jefferson Davis173643
Tunica163239
Benton152639
Kemper144941
Choctaw136527
Claiborne134238
Humphreys131139
Franklin124929
Quitman107528
Wilkinson105939
Jefferson96834
Sharkey65121
Issaquena1957
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 844951

Reported Deaths: 16115
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1161002006
Mobile741871379
Madison53279732
Shelby38325368
Baldwin38068589
Tuscaloosa36009641
Montgomery34482781
Lee25550263
Calhoun22585518
Morgan22451406
Etowah20013517
Marshall18777316
Houston17727425
St. Clair16875358
Limestone16135218
Cullman16044303
Elmore15904294
Lauderdale14968306
Talladega14189299
DeKalb12967269
Walker12020380
Blount10714192
Autauga10517157
Jackson10157194
Coffee9414192
Colbert9334208
Dale9018191
Tallapoosa7254201
Russell707765
Chilton7018170
Escambia6955143
Covington6932195
Franklin6340108
Chambers5783142
Marion5401130
Dallas5285209
Pike5118109
Clarke484986
Lawrence4826129
Winston4780110
Geneva4642136
Bibb434094
Barbour369480
Butler3434100
Marengo342393
Monroe337066
Randolph334367
Pickens333188
Fayette330085
Henry320666
Hale318189
Cherokee317563
Crenshaw260477
Washington256952
Cleburne254460
Lamar251253
Clay250869
Macon244764
Conecuh192762
Coosa184947
Lowndes178168
Wilcox177438
Bullock152645
Perry141840
Sumter139241
Greene130245
Choctaw93228
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