Welcome from the President

President J. Steven Bishop, Ph.D.Welcome to the Southwest Mississippi Community College website. This website is designed to help you explore the many opportunities offered here. Southwest is a comprehensive community college, located in Summit, MS, which offers academic transfer, career/technical, evening, online, and workforce training programs. The college prides itself in serving the southwest portion of Mississippi and especially our four tax supporting counties of Amite, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson counties since 1929. Southwest currently enrolls students from 46 Mississippi counties and 8 states.

Our instructors are highly qualified in their respective teaching disciplines. Our faculty and staff are professionals who care and invest in the success of their students. We offer a variety of student service/support programs including campus housing, counseling, financial aid, and campus food service. The college also boasts student programs and organizations that focus on the interest and talents of our students. Such programs include discipline-specific clubs, fine arts, varsity athletics, and intramural sports.

Southwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of our instructional programs also have specific program accreditation through state and national accrediting agencies.

I invite you to view this website as you make plans to attend college. I also invite you to call, e-mail, or come by for a visit or tour. I am confident that you will find Southwest to be the college for you. I hope to see you soon!

J. Steven Bishop, Ph.D.

President