Dr. Elizabeth Myles graduates from Leadership Mississippi program

An Alcorn State University employee made strides toward a successful career in leadership. 

Dr. Elizabeth Myles, a marketing specialist for the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, recently graduated from the Leadership Mississippi program. 

Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,500 alumni active
in Mississippi business and politics. 

Myles is proud of completing what she considers one of the state's most competitive programs. 

"Leadership Mississippi is a very competitive statewide program, and there were over 150 applications," said Myles. "I was one of the 54 that were accepted. To be accepted and then complete the requirements gives me a feeling of accomplishment." 

Participating in the program has provided Myles with more business connections and enhanced leadership skills. 

"Leadership Mississippi has given me the opportunity to expand my network and partnership with businesses and community leaders throughout the entire state. I have developed skills and techniques to be an effective and accountable leader." 

Now that Myles is has attained new knowledge, she plans to use it to better Alcorn. 

"The program has prepared me to effectively and efficiently lead various programs and equip students for success at Alcorn State University by being a catalyst for change." 

In the future, Myles hopes to enhance her community, Alcorn, and the state with quality leadership.