b"Chief Executive Officers At its establishment, the chief executive of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was designated as the Superintendent. In 1941, Albert Louis May became the first executive official designated as President. The following individuals have served as the chief executive officers of this institution: James Andrew Huff(1912-1917) Claude Bennett(1917-1920) John Jefferson Dawsey(1920-1921) Thomas Ira Cook(1921-1922) J.H. Forbis(1922-1924) Jefferson Lee Denson(1924-1929) Cooper J. Darby(1929-1941) Albert Louis May(1941-1953) Julius John Hayden, Jr.(1953-1985) Barry Lee Mellinger(1986-1998) Willis H. Lott(1998-2011) Mary S. Graham(2011-present)The emphasis in the organization and operation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is that it is a single institutional entity with three traditional campus locations, four centers and a non-traditional campus without walls. The relationships of personnel on each of the four campuses to college administrative staff are the same personnel administrative relationships, which would be found on a single campus. The same general policies, philosophies of operations, purposes and objectives, as well as the same procedural methods, apply to all campuses equally, and exceptions can be made only when based on purely local factors. The relationships of personnel on each of the three traditional campuses should always be close cooperation, articulation, and coordination among the campuses of the college. Individual differences that arise from differing student body characteristics, geographic locations, or purely local factors are respected, and their effects on procedure or policies are recognized as long as local decisions do not alter college administrative policies. With the exception of certain courses and specialized areas, the three traditional campuses offer essentially the same basic instructional program. Course numbers and descriptions in the catalog, course outlines, textbooks, and supplementary materials apply to all campuses. Close departmental coordination among campuses helps insure all students' optimum uniformity of instructional quality. Physical Facilities Jackson County Campus The campus is located five miles west of Pascagoula, adjacent to a major four-lane highway, U.S. 90 at Gautier. A direct access road to Interstate 10, 3.5 miles north of the campus, makes it easily accessible to the whole Coastal area. Well-maintained state and county roads connect with the traffic artery. 7"