About the Southern Minority Leadership Council

“Accountable Leadership: Building Processes and Structures for Equitable Outcomes”


The Mississippi Department of Education established the Annual Leadership Conference for Minority Administrators twenty (20) years ago, and has expanded over the last nine (9) years to include twelve (12) Southern states.

We have partnered with the Southeastern Equity Center, IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science @ SERVE, JBHM Education Group, PLLC, the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, and many of the SEAs in the 12 states representing the Council, as well as other sponsors and supporters. The conference is designed to train administrators and aspiring administrators in skills needed to address issues such as: bridging the educational divide between students, discipline and school violence, exposure to model programs in Reading, Mathematics and Science, parental involvement, technology, and current issues on Civil Rights.

In order to meet the needs of our youths, and the No Child Left Behind Legislation/mandate, administrators must be equipped and prepared to serve as positive role models for minority and non-minority students. The conference will introduce paradigms that will augment administrators abilities to help prepare students to meet the challenges of this society and beyond.

Issues will be explored and models will be offered by a variety of qualified presenters.