The Center’s Advisory Committee is made up of leaders in the arts, culture, and philanthropy from around the nation who have special interests in the American South. Advisory Committee members provide guidance for Center programming and important connections to organizations around the region.

  • Julie Adkisson — Conway, Arkansas
  • Eunice Benton, Oxford, Mississippi
  • William Dunlap – Coral Gables, Florida
  • W. Ralph Eubanks – Washington, D.C.
  • Ron Feder – Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • Lynn Gammill – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Julia Grimes – Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Rick Gruber, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Tom Howorth – Oxford, Mississippi
  • Jamie Joyner – Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Louise & Luke Lampton – Magnolia, Mississippi
  • Patrick McIntyre – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Lynn & Holt McMullan – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Carlette McMullan – Chicago, Illinois
  • Madeleine McMullan – Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Margaret McMullan, Pass Christian, Mississippi
  • Ron Nurnberg – Oxford, Mississippi
  • Greg Perkins – Seattle, Washington
  • Alice Randall – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Hollidae Morrison – Jackson, Mississippi
  • Elaine Scott – Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jane Spell Smith – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mary McKenzie Thompson – Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • Mary Warner, Los Angeles, California
  • Kathryn Wiener – Jackson, Mississippi