Martin named PTK Distinguished College Administrator

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Campus Vice President Jackie Laird Martin of Bogue Chitto has been announced as one of only 28 college administrators nationwide to receive the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Distinguished College Administrator Award. Martin will be honored during PTK Catalyst 2022 in April, the society’s annual convention.

The award recognizes college administrators working directly with student leaders to solve problems on campus and in their communities. These administrators have taken an active interest in supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders.

“These college administrators are beloved on campus- they know students by name and by circumstance,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Their nomination is evidence of the gratitude their PTK students feel for supporting them and students like them- even during the most difficult times.”

Honorees were selected from among thousands of college administrators eligible to receive the award. Of the 28 award recipients from across the country, Martin is one of only five from Mississippi.

As Vice President, Martin oversees instructional programs including academic, career-technical, and workforce education; and student services including enrollment services, housing, financial aid, and athletics. In previous roles at the college, she has served as Associate Vice President of Instructional Services and Dean of Career, Technical, and Workforce Education.