Co-Lin VP Martin wins national award

Published 11:00 am Sunday, February 13, 2022

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Vice President (Wesson) Jackie Laird Martin has been selected to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished College Administrator Award.

Martin, of Bogue Chitto, is one of only 28 college administrators in the nation to receive the award, which will be presented at PTK’s annual convention in April. The award recognizes college administrators working directly with student leaders to solve problems on campus and in their communities. The award recipients have taken an active interest in supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders.

“These college administrators are beloved on campus — they know students by name and by circumstance,” said PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Their nomination is evidence of the gratitude their PTK students feel for supporting them and students like them — even during the most difficult times.”

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Honorees were selected from among thousands of college administrators eligible to receive the award. Of the 28 award recipients, Martin is one of only five from Mississippi.

As vice president, Martin oversees instructional programs including academic, career-technical and workforce education; and student services including enrollment services, housing, financial aid and athletics. In previous roles at the college, she has served as Associate Vice President of Instructional Services and Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education.