Thursday, February 9, 2017

Governor appoints Lamar to IHL Board

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.


Gov. Bryant Appoints the Honorable Ann Lamar to IHL Board

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed the Honorable Ann Lamar, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, to the IHL Board of Trustees. Mrs. Lamar will represent the 3rd Supreme Court District. Her term will begin immediately and run through 2021. She replaces Karen Cummins, who passed away in January 2017 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Lamar is recently retired from the Supreme Court of Mississippi and was a Justice from 2007 to 2016. She was only the third woman to have served on the Supreme Court upon her appointment.

“Justice Lamar admirably served the people of Mississippi on the Supreme Court with honor and integrity. She will now bring her experience and wisdom to the College Board,” Gov. Bryant said. “I am pleased to appoint her.”

Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Mrs. Lamar served as a Circuit Court Judge in the 17th Circuit Court District from 2001 to 2007, which includes Desoto, Tate, Panola, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha counties. She also presided over the 17th Circuit Drug Court, supervising program participants in four of the five counties.

Additionally, Mrs. Lamar served as District Attorney in the 17th District until her appointment to the circuit bench in 2001, as Assistant District Attorney for nine years, and had a private law practice for eight years.

She was named Citizen of the Year by the Tate County Economic Development Foundation in 2010, inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation in 2011, and is also the recipient of the Mississippi Bar’s Susie Blue Buchanan Award for commitment of the advancement of women in the field of law.

Mrs. Lamar earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, after attending Northwest Mississippi Junior College and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Delta State University.

“This appointment is a great honor, and I thank Gov. Bryant for the opportunity to serve,” Lamar said. “The work of the College Board is critical to our state, and I’m excited to get to work with my fellow members.”

She and her husband have two adult children, three grandchildren, and attend First Baptist Church in Senatobia.

The appointment will be brought before the Mississippi Senate for confirmation.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good appointee. Served well on MSSC, and should do a good job on IHL - as long as she doesn't become a homegirl and think her job is to take care of the black bears. Don't anticipate that from her, though. Good appointee Governor.

Anonymous said...

She will enjoy the free trips, free football tickets, receptions, etc. provided by the universities to the board members to win their favor. IHL board is a joke.

Anonymous said...

This board serves no useful purpose. Will she have to walk the stairs to the Suites and Club Level seats or will she be fast tracked to the elevators?

Anonymous said...

@ 5:55, she already pays for her own Club Level seats. She's not a mooch.

Anonymous said...

Is this a current photo? She has adult children and 3 grandchildren?
If it's current, then great genes or a great plastic surgeon.

5:55 Sez.. said...

She may not be a 'mooch', but if she pays for club level seats she has an immediate conflict of interest.

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