Dec. 5, 2019–Dr. Reginald Sykes / President – Bishop State Community College

Dr. Reggie Sykes

Dr. Reggie Sykes, president of Bishop State Community College, is a native of Meridian, Mississippi, where he graduated from Meridian High School. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jackson State University and his doctorate in school administration from Mississippi State University.

Dr. Sykes was the principal of Southeast Lauderdale Middle School for five years and director of the East Mississippi Center for Educational Development at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus for one year. He served as dean of students at Meridian Community College for seven years, dean of student services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Jefferson Davis Campus for one year, vice president of Jefferson Davis Campus for five years, worked for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, serving as assistant commissioner for community and junior college relations, and before being appointed as president of Bishop State Community College, he served as president of Alabama Southern Community College for nearly six years.

On the state level, Dr. Sykes is a past president of the Alabama Community College System Presidents’ Association and Secretary of the Alabama Community College Conference Athletic Committee. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Mobile and the Atmore Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf. Dr. Sykes resides in Mobile, Alabama.