MGCCC instructor elected vice president of Mississippi Faculty Association

January 29, 2013

Brian CarriereBrian Carriere, social studies and political science instructor at the Jefferson Davis Campus, was elected to serve as vice president of the Mississippi Faculty Association for Community and Junior Colleges (MFACJC).  The term for vice president will begin immediately due to an existing vacancy and will expire in April 2015.

Carriere, currently a doctoral candidate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s International Development program, has worked at MGCCC since 2003.  He served on the Gulfport City Council from 2005-2009, has served as both president and vice president of the Jefferson Davis Campus Faculty Association, and has been a guest political analyst on WLOX-TV Sunday Night, discussing local, state and national topics.

“I am humbled by my colleagues from the community colleges in Mississippi and honored that they have entrusted me to serve as one of their leaders over the coming years,” he says. “The MFACJC works tirelessly to represent the community college system. While we are faculty advocates, we also strive to communicate to state and local leaders the importance of the community college system.  With their support and funding, we can meet the educational and workforce-development needs of all Mississippians and thus improve the quality of life in our state.”

Carriere is an MGCCC master trainer, was selected as a 2009 Mississippi Humanities Council Instructor of the Year, is a 2008 graduate of Gulf Coast Business Council’s Masters Program and a graduate of the Mississippi Coast Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Leadership Gulf Coast program, and was the recipient of the Biloxi Chamber Higher Education Community Involvement Award in 2006.

After serving as vice president, Carriere will serve a two-year term as president of the state association.

The MFACJC is an advocate for the interest and welfare of community and junior college faculty and employees who work in direct support of instruction.

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