The MSCRA board of directors recently named Dr. Ricki Garrett as the new executive director of the Association. Dr. Garrett currently lives and works in Clinton, MS and also serves as the alderwoman-at-large for the city. She has taught high school English, served a 12-year term on the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, and served in leadership positions in multiple state professional associations. Dr. Garrett has many years of public service in local boards, agencies and community organizations. She earned a PhD in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University, a Masters in English from the University of Mississippi, and a Bachelors in English from the Mississippi University for Women.