Board of Trustees
A five-member board of trustees governs Meridian Community College. The board meets the second Tuesday of the month, and all meetings of the board are open to the public. Officers of the board are chairman, vice chairman and secretary. The chairman and vice-chairman are elected annually and serve for one year; the secretary is the president of the college.
The trustees serve without compensation for overlapping terms of five years. The City Council of the City of Meridian appoints the board members.
Alex Weddington is a native of Meridian and is a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County. Weddington earned a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Mississippi. He has received the Silver Beaver Award from the Choctaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts, Meridian Jaycee Outstanding Young Man Award and Sertoma Club’s Service to Mankind as well as the Meridian Humanitarian of the Year Award. Weddington is a member of the Hamasa Shrine Clown Unit, the Meridian Masonic Lodge and the Meridian York Rite Masonic Bodies, an active volunteer with the Masonic Home for Children for more than two decades and sponsored a golf tournament for the children’s activity fund. Weddington is president of General Supply and Machine Co. A member of First Presbyterian Church, Weddington is a member of the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Foundation as well as the board of trustees member for Meridian Community College, where he began serving in 2002.
Tommy Dulaney, a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, is a graduate of Meridian High School and an alumnus of Meridian Community College. Founder of the internationally-known company Structural Steel Services, Dulaney is a board member of the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Manufacturing Association, Mississippi Partnership for Economic Development, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience and the Riley Foundation. The longest-serving member of the board of trustees for Meridian Community College, Dulaney began his service in 1984.
Jamie Cater, a native of Meridian, is a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County. Cater, an alumna of Meridian Community College, graduated from Mississippi State University. She is the owner of Cater’s Market in Meridian and Starkville and was previously a pharmaceutical representative for Searle. A past president of the Junior Auxiliary of Meridian as well as sponsorship chairman of the organization, Cater is co-founder of the Around Town Carousels Abound project, and a former member of the board of directors for the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. She is a member of First Christian Church in Meridian. A board member of the MCC Foundation, Cater began her term as a board of trustee member for the College in 2014.