Tuck wins leadership award

by MBJ Staff

Published: March 21,2010

Tags: Amy Tuck, Leadership Award, Mississippi State University, Women in Higher Education

Amy Tuck

Amy Tuck

Amy Tuck, special assistant to the president at Mississippi State University, is the 2010 selection for the Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network’s Leadership Award.

Mississippi’s former lieutenant governor and an Oktibbeha County native, Tuck was nominated by MSU president Mark Keenum.

In addition to serving as MSU’s representative to the organization, Tuck also is a member of the MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women, a group that promotes networking and advises the president on issues of importance to women at the university.

She held the state’s second-highest elective office 2000-08, and is only the second woman to hold the position in the state’s 193-year history. She also was District 15 state senator for 1990-95 and secretary of the Mississippi Senate 1996-99.

In 2009, the Mississippi Business Journal recognized Tuck as one of Mississippi’s 50 leading business women, and in 2008 she was appointed by then-President George W. Bush to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

She holds two degrees from MSU, a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public policy and administration. She also earned a law degree at Mississippi College.

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