The Mississippi Corridor Consortium was established in August 2005 through the combined vision of the presidents of the region’s three community colleges (East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, and Northeast Mississippi Community College). In June 2007, Northwest Mississippi Community College joined the Consortium. Coahoma Community College joined the Consortium the summer of 2013, making the MCC five colleges strong serving 28 counties in North Mississippi.
The presidents of the five colleges currently comprise the board of directors for the organization. The board delegates project administration to the management committee which consists of an instructional administrator and a workforce administrator from each college. Currently, the Vice President of Community Services serves as consortium director, and Itawamba Community College is the fiscal agent for the consortium.
The main objective is to raise the economic competitiveness level of the region. The vision is that this partnership could strengthen the institutions ability to provide services in the areas of workforce, community, and economic development throughout the 28 counties. By thinking, planning, and working together through the Consortium, these community colleges could accomplish goals that one could not achieve alone.