Mayor Barker Nominates Holloway for Reappointment to Hattiesburg Public School Board of Trustees

Mayor Barker Nominates Holloway for Reappointment to Hattiesburg Public School Board of Trustees

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Mayor Toby Barker has added an agenda item for the Hattiesburg City Council meeting on April 16 to reappoint Dr. Eddie A. Holloway to the Board of Trustees for the Hattiesburg Public School District.

“The Hattiesburg Public School District has seen a remarkable renaissance in recent years, and that rise is a testament to strong, results-oriented leadership from our teachers, principals, administrators, superintendent and school board members,” said Barker. “Dr. Holloway has been instrumental in the effort to raise expectations, promote excellence and celebrate student achievement, and I am proud to reappoint him to the Board of Trustees for another term.”

In his role on the school board, Holloway will continue to work with his fellow board members to develop district policies and oversee the distribution of district resources. He initially joined the board in 2019 and currently serves alongside these Board of Trustees members:

  • Delores McNair, President
  • Yolanda Morris
  • Neil Rogers
  • Eric Steele

“I am deeply appreciative for the mayor and city council’s consideration for my reappointment to the Hattiesburg Public Schools District Board of Trustees,” Holloway said. “I count it as a high honor to continue to serve another term. The District has made remarkable improvements and continues to move in the correct direction. I hope my contributions and input have enhanced our district. The District and the Board of Trustees are working together for our tremendous achievements.”

Holloway served The University of Southern Mississippi for 40 years as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and his experience in both education and government provide for his ability to give sound counsel as a board member. Beyond his university roles, Holloway served 16 years as a Hattiesburg City Council member and led the Hattiesburg Public School Foundation as its president. He earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology, a Master of Science in counseling psychology, a Master of Science in community health education and a Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Southern Mississippi.



Photos below are from his appointment announcement in 2019.