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Pictured, from left, are MADE officers Jo Beth Britt, historian; Nancy Anderson, secretary; Dr. Shirley Burnett, newsletter editor; Tracey Wells-Harmon, vice-president; Heather Tanner, president-elect & 2019 conference chair; Elvis Robinson, scholarship chair; Cassie Varnell, 2018 MADE president; and Donna Alrich, membership/treasurer

MVSU’s Tanner takes helm as MADE president

A Mississippi Valley State University faculty member is now leading a state organization for developmental educators.

MVSU Director of Academic Success and Student Development Heather Tanner was sworn in as president of the Mississippi Association for Development Education (MADE) Nov. 9 in Jackson.

As president, Tanner will have the opportunity to influence MADE’s mission to improve the theory and practice of Developmental Education.

Because of her position, MVSU will also serve as the site for the association’s upcoming annual conference, slated for Nov. 7-8, 2019.

MVSU Assistant Vice President Dr. Johnny Jones said he is ecstatic to have an MVSU staff member take on such an important role.

A native of Culver City, Calif., Tanner is a graduate of Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Linguistics.

The former Miss. Southern University (1996-97) has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as an English as a second language (ESL) and adult basic education instructor.

In 2005, Tanner returned to Southern University to serve as the study abroad coordinator and service learning instructor within the Center for International Education before joining MVSU in 2015.

MADE was founded in January of 1981 when James Barber, from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Natchez, called together a group of developmental educators from across the state to form an organization based on the National Association for Developmental Education.

Over the years, MADE has become a driving force in colleges and institutions across the state, ensuring that students receive an education that is based on their beginning capabilities and one that will take them as far as they can go. For more information about MADE, visit www.mymade.org

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