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MC Graduate Ennis Proctor Gets National Post

July 24, 2008

Mississippi College alumnus Ennis Proctor, executive director of the Mississippi High School Activities Association in Clinton, is one of the new leaders of a national group of high school officials.

At its July meeting in Washington, Proctor became president-elect of the National Federation of State High School Associations. The group's board of directors elected the Mississippian to the post for the upcoming year.

"I feel very humbled personally by my peers selecting me for this leadership position," Proctor said. But he said it really speaks volumes about the high esteem for the state of Mississippi and the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

"It shows how far our association has come and the high regard the rest of our nation has for our accomplishments," he said Tuesday.

The federation is the national leadership organization dedicated to the future of high school sports and activities. It helps educators and associations prepare for change. It includes 51 state associations.

The Mississippi association began in 1922. Proctor's many honors include his induction into the Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996. The All-American Football Foundation named him its Outstanding Executive Director. He is a former head coach and athletic director at Raymond High.

He's served as principal at Peeples Junior High and Forest Hill High. In 1991, he was named executive director of MHSAA. The group is responsible for academic and athletic competitions for 567 members schools. Proctor has also served as president of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. He received a bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees from MC and a doctorate from Mississippi State University.

PHOTO: Dr. Ennis Proctor