Campbell returns to Northwest as new Career-Tech Dean

    Northwest Mississippi Community College officials recently announced that David Campbell of Madison has been named as Northwest’s new dean of Career-Technical Education and Workforce Development. Campbell will replace Jerry Nichols, longtime associate vice president of Career-Technical Education and Workforce Development, who retired at the end of June.

    Campbell is no stranger to Northwest. He first served as a student support services counselor and then as associate dean and career counseling center director at Northwest from September 1989 to September 2005, when he accepted a position on the Rankin campus of Hinds Community College as dean of career and technical education. Before coming to Northwest the first time, Campbell was a prevocational assistant and evaluator and a behavioral intervention specialist for the Baddour Center in Senatobia.

    He began his educational career at Northwest, studying liberal arts for one year before transferring to Blue Mountain College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He earned his Master’s of Education in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Mississippi and has earned 18 hours toward his Ph.D. in Community College Leadership at Mississippi State University. Campbell is a member of the Chief Career and Technical Officers and Deans’ Association of Mississippi, the Association of Career-Technical Education (ACTE) and participated in the MidSouth Community College Fellowship Program in 2005.

    “We are pleased to have Mr. David Campbell rejoin the Northwest family after an eight year stint at Hinds Community College. David brings vast experience and leadership qualities to our Career-Tech and Workforce programs. We look forward to supporting his efforts to grow the enrollment and develop new programs of study for our students,” said Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president of Northwest.

    To learn more about Northwest’s Career-Technical Education and Workforce Development programs, visit the college’s website at, or call 662-562-3361 for Career-Tech or 662-562-3457 for Workforce Development.