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Dr. Mary S. Graham
Dr. Mary S. Graham was named the president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2011. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Graham earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM); her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees are from USM as well. As an MGCCC graduate and alumna, she embraces the philosophy of the community college and the rich tradition of excellence in education.
Since beginning her career in 1987 on the Jackson County Campus of MGCCC, she has
held several administrative positions within the college including Director of Admissions/Registrar,
During Graham’s tenure as president of MGCCC, the college has been recognized as a
Great College to Work For, and Aspen Institute ranked the college as one of the top
Graham serves as chair for the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges
Presidents Association. She served as chair of the board of directors of the American
Graham has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Top Influencer
in Mississippi, Top 10 of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women,
She is married to Wayne Graham, and they have three children: Sarah, Michael and Anna.