Welcome to the Mississippi Community College Board
Welcome to the Mississippi Community College Board web site. Mississippi’s fifteen community and junior colleges provide the opportunity for an
excellent education at a low cost for hundreds of thousands of our citizens. We teach a wide spectrum of subject areas, including university-track academic classes,
career and technical skills, workforce education directed toward specific jobs, as well as adult basic education and GED preparation. Much of this work is available
via the Mississippi Virtual Community College, which offers more than 2,500 courses taught by approximately 1,330 instructors from the colleges. We invite you to join us in making your life and the state of Mississippi better!
Dr. Andrea Mayfield Executive Director
Dr. Andrea Mayfield serves as Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, a position she has held since December 2015. She previously served as President of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has more than 18 years of experience in the Mississippi community college system.
From 1996 to 2014, she worked at East Mississippi Community College climbing the ranks through exemplary leadership and service as an Instructor of Biological Sciences, e-Learning Coordinator, e-Learning Dean, Dean of Instruction, Vice President for Instruction, Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and Vice President of the Scooba Campus.
Dr. Mayfield received a bachelor’s of science from Livingston University, a master’s of arts in teaching of biological sciences from the University of West Alabama, and a doctorate in educational leadership with a special emphasis in the administration of higher education from Mississippi State University.
Her leadership roles include serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC); Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Board of Directors for the Industrial Development Authority in Alabama. Her service prior to returning to Mississippi as a Rotarian, member of the Tuscaloosa Business Exchange, and Region 3 Workforce Development Council Steering Committee member illustrates her commitment to workforce and economic development.
Dr. Mayfield’s leadership among workforce partners and local and state organizations follows her belief that community partnerships hold the key to local and state economic growth and development. As Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, she is committed to building relationships, partnerships, and strategic initiatives which advance Mississippi economic development through education and training.
Dr. Mayfield and her husband, George, reside in Pelahatchie, Mississippi and are parents to Michael, Kelly and Alex; they are the proud grandparents of three boys. She is a native of Livingston, Alabama.