|Gene Bates, Jefferson County, Chairman||Chuck Gilbert, Adams County|
|Roy Winkworth, Adams County, Vice Chairman||Glenn Harris, Simpson County|
|Tommy Sasser, Lincoln County Secretary||Willie Harrison, Lincoln County|
|Steven Ammann, Simpson County||Frederick Hill, Adams County|
|Steve Amos, Copiah County||Tommy Jolly, Lawrence County|
|Terry Brister, Lincoln County||Melton King, Adams County|
|Ray Carlock, Franklin County||Randall Lofton, Lincoln County|
|Jack Case, Lincoln County||Thelma Newsome, Adams County|
|Mary Cleveland, Copiah County||Johnny Pyles, Copiah County|
|Rickey Clopton, Copiah County||Rickey Smith, Copiah County|
|Tracy Cook, Jefferson County||Andrew Spiller, Lincoln County|
|Chris Dunn, Simpson County||Barry Tyson, Franklin County|
|Lynwood Easterling, Adams County||Johnny Wilson, Copiah County|
|Tammy Fairburn, Lawrence County|
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. I invite you to learn more about all that Co-Lin offers by exploring our Web site or visiting one of our beautiful campuses. You'll find that Co-Lin is a place where you never meet a stranger.
Building for the future was the theme of the 2012-2013 academic year as we initiated plans for several new construction and renovation projects at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
The need to constantly repair and renovate an aging Wesson Campus was benefited by several grants this year including a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation wellness grant that was used to renovate our track for campus and community use. Co-Lin also received a $1 million federal DOT grant to convert Co-Lin Drive into a pedestrian walkway for our students and staff. Another project that finally kicked off this year was the long awaited restoration of Ellzey Hall. Crews moved on campus to begin the external restoration of one our college’s original buildings.
Later this year we expect to start construction on a new instructional building for our Early Childhood Development program. We are also preplanning construction of a new women’s dormitory and hope to have financing lined up for that project at this time next year.
It was also a year of success for our athletic programs proving once again that having a courageous heart and dedication are important when competing against teams with larger enrollment and better facilities. One of the highlights of the year for me as President was to have the opportunity to be on the field after our Co-Lin Wolves football team won their first state championship since 1985. I was very proud of how our team and coaches represented the college in what was truly a miracle season for our team. We also had state championships in Women’s basketball and Men’s Golf as well as individual state championships in Women’s Tennis. Just as importantly, three of our athletic teams finished the year ranked in the top two nationally in academics.
The faculty and staff at our three campuses continued to do great work to benefit our students. Not only were they involved in our campus work, but many were actively involved in various academic, economic, and community organizations.
In 2012-2013, the Co-Lin Foundation experienced one of its best years ever in collecting donations and gifts to benefit the college. Our Foundation assets now total almost $7 million and provide a needed financial resource to Co-Lin. It is my hope all of our Co-Lin supporters and alumni will continue to assist our college grow and develop through their donations to the Foundation.
As college President, I am very proud of all that has been accomplished this past year and I look forward to the years ahead. All of us at Co-Lin are optimistic about the future of our college and are committed to providing quality education and support services to the students and communities we serve.
Whether your interest is in academics or career and technical, there is a place for you at Co-Lin. Co-Lin offers you a gateway to opportunities and is truly…the place to be.
Dr. Ronnie Nettles, President
Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s vision is to become a leader in education, providing comprehensive, quality learning experiences in a nurturing environment.
The mission of Copiah-Lincoln Community College is to provide educational programs, economic development services, cultural and recreational opportunities through quality instruction and high expectations and service in a safe, student-centered environment.
Teaching and Learning—The foundation of Copiah-Lincoln Community College is its rich tradition of excellence in instruction. The college will continue to build upon its stellar reputation of providing quality education in a supportive teaching/learning environment.
College Support Services—Copiah-Lincoln Community College will provide resources, activities, and guidance to all college constituents to help them achieve short term goals, as well as encouraging lifelong learning. The college will also support and encourage student involvement and leadership in all aspects of the college experience.
Fiscal Management—Copiah-Lincoln Community College will maximize the use of revenue from all available sources to financially support the college programs and services. Fiscal integrity will be maintained through effective management of resources, utilization of a sound budget process, and the use of generally accepted accounting principles. The college will provide opportunities for broad-based participation in setting spending priorities.
Human Resources—Copiah-Lincoln Community College acknowledges that its most important resource is its people. The college will employ qualified, competent, and caring individuals. Faculty and staff members will receive support and encouragement for professional development and personal improvement.
Technology—Copiah-Lincoln Community College will strive to stay abreast of current technological advancements. The college will use the latest technology to support and enhance all operations, programs, and services.
Continuous Improvement—Copiah-Lincoln Community College places great value on continuous improvement. Through systematic evaluation of all personnel, programs, and services, an avenue will be provided for modifying existing plans. Broad based input will be us3ed to identify and rectify areas needing change.
Community Partnerships—Through partnerships, Copiah-Lincoln Community College will provide an environment that nurtures community growth, intellectual growth, and economic development. Resources and opportunities will be leveraged through these partnerships for the mutual benefit of all involved.
Buildings and Repairs—Copiah-Lincoln Community College will provide and maintain high quality buildings and facilities throughout the college district.
Goals of the College:
a offer the first two years of academic parallel courses and curricula of a baccalaureate degree program;
b. prepare individuals for employment upon completion of a prescribed curriculum;
c. offer a broad range of courses through the Mississippi Virtual Community College;
d. offer qualified high school students college-level coursework through dual enrollment;
e. provide a developmental program of instruction for students whose academic foundation requires strengthening and to provide enriched educational opportunities for academically talented students;
f. include adult basic education, continuing education, and community service programs for individuals striving for professional growth and/or personal enrichment; and
g. upgrade and/or develop workforce skills through special industrial and adult training.
2. To provide a broad range of support services required to implement the College’s educational programs wherever and however they are offered to include but not limited to library resources, both traditional and online; technology support services; and student support services.
3. To promote professional growth and development of faculty and staff through participation in programs of enrichment, leadership training, and advanced study, as well as membership and participation in professional organizations.
4. To provide a variety of services to college constituents through partnerships between the College and business, industry, and public agencies that support economic development.
5. To maintain a strong commitment to the use of innovative and relevant technology in all college programs and services.
6. To provide leadership in the coordination of all programs to improve relations with area high schools, other community/junior colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
7. To provide a broad range of extra-curricular activities for students including but not limited to athletics, the arts, band, intramural programs, and student organizations.
8. To provide cultural and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and citizens of the College service area.
9. To provide adequate financial resources, administrative processes, and physical facilities to support the mission of the College.
10. To provide a safe environment and quality accommodations to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
11. To engage in an on-going, systematic process of planning and evaluation that results in improvement of educational programs and support activities.