Three new directors bring a variety of experience to their positions at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.
Terri Clark is director of adult education services, Delana Harris is director of recruiting and marketing and Dr. Ed Pinero is director of career and technical education programs. Clark has been adult education/GED counselor at PRCC since October 2009. She taught psychology as an adjunct instructor at PRCC and was a counselor with the Forrest County school system from 2005-2009. She holds the bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and the master’s degree in counseling from William Carey University.
Clark will complete the 2015 Leadership Class for National Career Pathways in October. She is a member of several professional associations and participated in the Area Development Partnership’s 2005 Leadership for a New Century program. A native of Hattiesburg, Clark is an avid runner and frequently runs marathons. Harris has been an instructor of marketing and management technology at PRCC for nine years and sponsor of the Collegiate DECA chapter. She also has taught online courses for five years and was part of the team that developed PRCC’s first online degree program.
Harris holds the associate’s degree from PRCC in marketing and management technology, the bachelor’s degree in marketing and merchandisng from USM and the master’s of education degree from Carey. She received an achievement award from the Sales and Marketing Professionals of the Pine Belt in 2014 and is a graduate of the PRCC leadership program and has been active in the Mississippi Association of Marketing Educators and national Collegiate DECA. Harris and her husband, Jared Harris, are the parents of two sons — Cooper, 5, and Grant, 2.
Pinero, mayor of Picayune, joins PRCC from Pearl River County which he served as director of planning since February 2008. Prior to that, he held several positions in the office of vice president of research at USM and was director of operations for Mississippi Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Pinero holds the bachelor’s degree in business administration from USM, the master’s degree in management from Mississippi State University and the PhD in business and economic development from USM. Pinero was first elected mayor in 2009. He also serves on the MSU MBA advisory board and as a board member and spokesman for Highland Community Hospital. The Pinero family funds a scholarship for the Distinguished Young Woman of Pearl River County program. He is married to Christie Barfield-Pinero, principal of Southside Lower Elementary School in Picayune. Their daughter, Alyssa, is a junior at Picayune Memorial High School. They attend First Baptist Church of Picayune and Resurrection Life Ministries.
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