Mississippi School Boards Association Elects 2021-2022 Board of Directors – The Oxford Eagle
Cecil Lizana, a member of the board of directors for the Pass Christian School District, was elected president of the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) for the 2021-2022 school year on November 16 by the assembly of MSBA delegates.
The Delegate Assembly, a group representing members of school boards across Mississippi, also elected the following to serve as the 2021-2022 CEO:
- Vice President – Shelia Riley, Board Member, DeSoto County School District
- Secretary-Treasurer – Delores McNair, Board Chair, Hattiesburg Public School District
- Past President – Leroy Matthews, Jr., Board Member, Quitman County School District
âI appreciate the opportunity to represent the MSBA Board of Directors as President,â said incoming President Cecil Lizana. “The trust of the board inspires me to do my best to represent Mississippi school districts over the coming year.”
President Lizana will appoint four directors for a one-year term.
âMâ The Board of Directors plays an important role in carrying out the mission of MSBA. Their governance expertise strengthens MSBA’s ability to advocate for public school students and provide resources to our members.
In addition to those appointed by the President, the following members of the MSBA Board of Directors have been selected to represent their respective districts:
- District 1 (2021-2023) – Leslie King, Jr., Marshall County; Michael Thomas, Choctaw County; and Carter Myers, Oxford
- District 2 (2020-2022) – Jamelda Fulton, Western Line; Bill Grissett, Madison County; and Evelyn Murray, Leland
- District 3 (2021-2023) – Danny Cowart, Simpson; Kelvin Jackson, County of Lauderdale; and Erin Smith, Brookhaven
- District 4 (2020-2022) – W. Barkley Henderson, George County; Elaine Voss, Pearl River; and Amy Dobson, Jackson County
The MSBA Board of Directors currently has 20 members.