21 Feb 2017

Lamb named February Staff Member of the Month

Rosemary Craven Lamb, Ph.D., of Moorhead, was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for February. Lamb is the associate vice president for institutional effectiveness and accreditation liaison at MDCC.

Lamb provides direction and oversight for institutional assessment, student learning assessment, institutional research, strategic planning initiatives, and accreditation compliance standards. She also assists in writing grants for the college.

Lamb has also led MDCC’s accreditation efforts for its 10-year review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This is her third year at Mississippi Delta.

She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Jackson State University, a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi, and a bachelor's degree in English from Delta State University.

Lamb and her husband, Chuck, have three children, Adrian Rose Dill, Darby Lamb and Leah Lamb Rybolt, and five grandchildren, Andrew, Will, Ben, Emma and Grace.

In 2015, the Southeastern Association of Community College Research (SACCR) honored Dr. Lamb with the Gwen P. Aldridge Award and the Outstanding Paper Award for her quantitative research on Student Engagement Factors that Predict the Persistence of Latino Males in America’s Community Colleges.

In 2013, the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research awarded Lamb the Jim Nichols Service Award, the highest honor presented to an individual who has shown exemplary service and leadership to the organization.

Lamb has served as an accreditation evaluator for SACSCOC at community colleges across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia.

She has also served as president of the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research, Member at Large of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, and as a member of the SACSCOC Annual Conference Planning Committee. She is currently serving as treasurer of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research.

Lamb is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Indianola and an active member of the IOTA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee of the Month Award. The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college.

This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient. For more information about the selection process, contact Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..