Hinds Community College named Dr. Keri Cole as new vice president for the Raymond Campus and the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. Cole, of Clinton, is a 1998 Hinds alumna and has been employed by the college since 2005, most recently as district dean of Instructional Technology and eLearning.
Cole earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. In 2017, she received her Doctorate of Education in Professional Studies of Higher Education from Delta State University.
She is involved in a number of internal and external committees and organizations, as well as being an integral part of many college-wide initiatives. Those include serving on the Instructional Pathways Task Force and as co-chair of both the Pathways Logistics committee and the Pathways Effectiveness & Sustainability Committee. She has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career. In 2012, she completed the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy. Cole was also named to the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 and 50 Leading Business Women and has served as a MSVCC Online Facilitator for the Mississippi Community College Board.
She replaces Dr. Theresa Hamilton, who is retiring from the position. Cole will also have the title of director of College Parallel Programs, which oversees academic transfer programs throughout the Hinds district.
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