Mississippi College’s President Visits Tupelo


TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) -The president of Mississippi’s oldest college makes a stop in our area to visit with alumni.

Dr. Blake Thompson is the president of Mississippi College in Clinton.

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He stopped in Tupelo on Thursday, for an informal dinner with alumni.

Thompson has been president of the college for nearly one year.

He says there are many great things happening and enjoys letting alumni know how Mississippi College is preparing students for life, with a Biblical worldview.

“We think Mississippi College plays a special role in higher education. As the world grows more secular, institutions that are distinctive for their faith mission, as well as, distinctive for academics, are not only going to survive, but thrive and we’re convinced of that. We’re thankful to be a place where both academics and faith are both key components of what we do.”

Thompson was vice president at Ohio State University, before he took on his position at Mississippi College.

Thompson and his wife are both from Alcorn County.