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Dr. Pernell Goodwin, who boasts over a decade of experiences in post-secondary education, is the new Vice President of the Co-Lin Natchez Campus.  


"We are excited to officially welcome Dr. Goodwin to the Co-Lin family,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Dewayne Middleton. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in higher education which will serve as an asset as he looks to strengthen and grow the Natchez campus. I feel confident that the future is bright for Co-Lin in Natchez."


Most recently, Dr. Goodwin served as Executive Director of Student Engagement at Belhaven University, where he supervised all student development departments, including student events, community service, organizations, student leadership and international care. He served as the principal and leading member of the executive management team to the Vice President for Student Development and initiated special projects to engage and retain students. In previous roles at Belhaven, Dr. Goodwin served as Director of Students Events and Professor.


The new Co-Lin executive also brings experience, including service  as Director of Upward Bound at Hinds Community College-Utica Campus, Coordinator of Graduate and Transfer Admissions and Senior Admissions Counselor/Recruiter at Mississippi Valley State University and Academic Advisor and Professor at Jackson State University. He also served our country as Crew Chief in the United States Air Force.


Dr. Goodwin earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Mississippi College and a doctorate degree in urban higher education from Jackson State University.  He was a 2023 honoree of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Higher Education Administration master’s program at Mississippi College.  


His professional affiliations include Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society, Association of Christians in Student Development, and Mississippi Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers.


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