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. Eric Clark Executive Director
Dr. Eric Clark began serving as Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board in January 2008. He previously served for twelve years as the Mississippi Secretary of State and sixteen years as a member of the Mississippi Legislature.
He attended Jones County Junior College and received a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College, a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi, and a doctorate in history from Mississippi State University. Dr. Clark taught history and government at Jones County Junior College, Mississippi College, and Belhaven University.
Eric Clark has been recognized with the American Family Association’s “God and Country” Award for authoring the law that outlawed possession of child pornography in Mississippi. He was also given the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Legislator of the Year and twice awarded the Mississippi Nature Conservancy’s Public Service Award for his efforts to preserve natural lands on the Gulf Coast. He is a Certified Public Manager.
He currently serves on the boards of Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, the State Workforce Investment Board, Innovate Mississippi, the Mississippi Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Dr. Clark is married to the former Karan Killebrew. Karan is a Registered Nurse who grew up in Durant and Forest, Mississippi. Their family includes two children, Charles and Catherine; daughter-in-law, Katy; and grandson, Benjamin. The Clarks are active members of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.