Dr. Sue Townsend of Brandon is the newest of the 13-member Hinds Community College Board of Trustees. In her new role as Rankin County school superintendent, Townsend is serving on the board beginning with the Jan. 6 meeting.
She replaces Dr. Lynn Weathersby, who did not run for re-election as Rankin County school superintendent.
Townsend has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s degree from Mississippi College and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Mississippi State University.
She began her career in 1984 as a secretary at French Elementary and was a teacher at Brandon Elementary from 1988 to 1996. She served as principal of three Rankin County schools: Northwest Rankin, 1996-2001; Brandon Elementary, 2001-2009 and Stonebridge Elementary, 2009 to 2014. From 2014 until starting her new position as superintendent she was a self-employed educational consultant.
Also as of Jan. 6, Paul Breazeale of Jackson became board president and Dale Sullivan of Weston became vice president.
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.