August 17, 2017  

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McNair named to Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees

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Delores McNair

Hattiesburg mayor Toby Barker’s nomination of University of Southern Mississippi staff member Delores McNair to serve on the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Board of Trustees was approved by the city council July 18.

McNair, administrative assistant/information specialist in the office of the Dean of Students, begins her five-year term on the board immediately. According to the school district’s website, the HPSD Board of Trustees is comprised of five members and is the policy-making and appraisal body of the district, charged with setting its direction and vision through policy and oversight.

“I’m honored to be chosen for this position,” said McNair, a 1988 graduate of Hattiesburg High School. “The number of success stories from the Hattiesburg Public school district are countless, and my goal as a board member is to support that success by maintaining the integrity of the district, promoting growth and ensuring quality education for our students. I want to be a voice for the community."

McNair joined the Southern Miss staff in 1998. A USM alumna, she is a member of its Alumni Association; staff council; the USM chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP), including service as past president; and the campus taskforce for the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault. In addition to the HPSD Board of Trustees, she is active in community service through other area organizations.

McNair believes the training and professional development she has received through the AOP has helped prepare her for board service. “As a member and past president of AOP, I learned the importance of accountability, parliamentary procedures in conducting meetings, and adherence to policies,” she said.

“When it comes to our public school system, Delores McNair leads by example. She is actively involved and has a prominent stake with both children and grandchildren having been enrolled,” Mayor Barker said. “Additionally, she works in the field of education and understands fully how to work with multi-million dollar budgets.”