Board Members & Officers

2023 - 2024 Officers

William J. Bowlin, Booneville, President
Instructor, Government and History, Northeast Mississippi Community College

Rebecca Tuuri, Hattiesburg, Vice President
Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi

William "Brother" Rogers, Brandon, Secretary-Treasurer
Director, Programs & Communication Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Daphne R. Chamberlain, Tougaloo, Immediate Past President
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Social Justice, Tougaloo College

Board of Directors

DeeDee Baldwin (2023-2026)
History Librarian, Mississippi State University
April Holm (2021-2024)
Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi, Oxford
Roscoe Barnes III (2022-2025)
Cultural Heritage Tourism Director, Visit Natchez
Anne Marshall (2022-2025)
Executive Director, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University
Barbara N. Boschert (2022-2025)
Delta State University, Cleveland
Brian Perry (2023-2026)
Chief of Staff, Commissioner Andy Gipson, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Joyce Dixon-Lawson (2021-2024)
Curator of Research and Genealogy (retired), MDAH, Jackson
Amanda Clay Powers (2021-2024)
Professor and Dean of Library Services, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus
Sylvia Gist (2023-2026)
President and Executive Director, Migration Heritage Foundation, Durant
Rory Robin Rafferty Jr. (2023-2026)
President, Pass Christian Historical Society
Keena Nichelle Graham (2022-2025)
Superintendent, Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, Jackson
Jeff R. Rosenberg (2021-2024)
MS Coast NHA Historic Preservation Coordinator, MS Dept. of Marine Resources, Biloxi
Jean Greene (2023-2026)
Utica Institute Museum, Hinds Community College-Utica Campus
Perry Sansing (2022-2025)
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Government Affairs, University of Mississippi
Sharelle Grim (2023-2026)
History Instructor, Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead
TJ Taylor (2022-2025)
Executive Director, Mississippi Cable Television Association, Jackson