Tammy Franks, formerly dean of Business Services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County Campus, has been named vice president of that campus. Franks previously was interim vice president in 2011 and 2012.
A life-long resident of Jackson County and graduate of Pascagoula High School, Franks has been with the college since 1998 and has served as the dean of Business Services for the past 10 years. She received her associates degree from MGCCC. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi, a master of Business Administration from William Carey University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration at USM.
She was chosen as Administrator of the Year for MGCCC Jackson County Campus through the college’s Association of Educational Office Professionals organization and received master trainer recognition. She is a Mid-South Community College Leadership Fellow, a MGCCC Leadership graduate, and a graduate of Leadership Jackson County. Likewise, as a doctoral student at USM, Franks received the A.J. and Elinor Comfort Memorial Scholarship and the W.L. Pierce Higher Education Leadership award.
Franks is an active member of Martin Bluff Baptist Church in Gautier and a member of Rotary club of Gautier.
She lives in Gautier with her husband of 22 years, Michael, and their son, Jake, a Gautier High School student.
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