College Leadership

ĿͲƱ, the largest community college in the state of Mississippi, is a comprehensive educational institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Hinds serves approximately 32,000 students in academic, career/technical, workforce, secondary and adult education programs each year. Since 1917, Hinds has provided quality educational programs that are convenient and affordable. With six locations, the college draws students from every county in Mississippi and ranks as the fourth largest institution of higher learning in thestate.

Board of Trustees

The ĿͲƱ Board of Trustees blends expertise, experience and enthusiasm that benefit the students and communities served by ĿͲƱ. The board is comprised of members appointed by the boards of supervisors in Hinds, Rankin, Warren and Copiah counties; superintendents of Hinds, Rankin, Warren, Claiborne and Copiah county school districts, and one at- large member appointed by the board.

College President

Stephen (Steve) Vacik is the seventh President of ĿͲƱ. Dr. Vacik came to ĿͲƱ in 2020, and has nearly 25 years of experience working in various roles with community colleges in four states. Dr. Vacik is passionate about the importance of developing and nurturing the relationship between the community, business and industry, and the college.

Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Keri Cole
Vice President of Planning, Effectiveness & Technology
Mrs. Renee Cotton
Chief of Staff
Mrs. Andrea Janoush
Vice President of Human Resources
Mr. Matthew W. Jones
Executive Director of the Foundation
Mr. Marvin Moak
Vice President of Facility Management & Auxiliary Services
Dr. Victor Parker
Vice President of Finance
Dr. Ginger Robbins
Vice President of Workforce Development and Governmental Affairs
Portrait of Dr. Jennifer Scott-Gilmore
Dr. Jennifer Scott-Gilmore
Vice President of Student Services
Mr. Jonathan W. Townes
Vice President of Career & Technical Education
Dr. Thomas Ware
Vice President of Academic, Transfer & Health Sciences