Co-Lin selects Dr. Jane Hulon as eighth President

Message from Eugene Bates, chairman of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Board of Trustees…

Co-Lin selects Dr. Jane Hulon as eighth President

WESSON, MS – On behalf of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College family, it is my pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Jane Hulon as the eighth president. Dr. Hulon currently serves as the Vice President of the Wesson Campus. Beginning July 1, she will assume the role of president from Dr. Ronnie Nettles, who announced his retirement in November.

“I am extremely grateful for the confidence that the Board of Trustees has shown in me and am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Co-Lin in a presidential capacity,” said Dr. Hulon. “My dedication to the outstanding student body and dedicated employees has been unwavering.  In my sixteen years at the college, I have served in a variety of executive leadership roles that have prepared me for this extraordinary opportunity. It will be an honor to follow in the footsteps of phenomenal educational leaders and to serve Copiah-Lincoln Community College as its eighth president.”

Her experience includes academic, career-technical, student services, institutional development, information technology, business services, athletics, workforce and other non-credit areas.

Dr. Hulon is serving in her 10th year at the Vice President’s level at the College. In her current role as Vice President of the Wesson Campus, she supervises all instructional and instructional support programs located on the Wesson Campus and works closely with the leadership at the Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center. In addition, she has been responsible for overseeing the SACSCOC Accreditation Process for the institution.

In past positions at Co-Lin, she has served as the Vice President of Instructional Services, Academic Dean of Instruction, and Director of Planning and Research. Dr. Hulon has also held instructional, research, and administrative positions at several locations including: East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle Campus, Mississippi State University, Mississippi Department of Education, Jones County Junior College, and Jones County Schools.

Dr. Hulon attended Jones County Junior College and received both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Mississippi State University. 

She is a member of numerous organizations including the Mississippi Academic Officers Association (Past-President), the Mississippi Association of Colleges, Wesson Chamber of Commerce (Past- Member, Board of Directors), and Wesson Garden Club. She has participated in the Education Policy Fellowship Program, Leadership Jones County, and Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA). She is a past recipient of Co-Lin's High Performance Award, the Phi Theta Kappa Go Getter Award, the Phi Theta Kappa National Distinguished Administrator Award, and Wesson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educator Award. She was also asked to serve on a state-wide taskforce for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit.

Dr. Hulon was married to the late Jim Hulon and is the mother of two sons, Will and Drew. She and her sons are members of Zion Hill Baptist Church, where she serves as a member of the Youth Committee.