State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will join the faculty of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi as an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department.
She will teach a course titled, “Women in Politics,” offered in the Spring 2018 semester.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity to teach at Millsaps,” said Treasurer Fitch. “We are living in such an interesting time for women in politics, in Mississippi, the nation, and even abroad, and I am excited to work with students trying to navigate the ever-changing landscape. As one of only four women elected to statewide office in Mississippi’s two-hundred-year history, I want to share with them not only what I have learned, but also what I have experienced.”
Millsaps said that the women in politics course will be a four-credit undergraduate course offered as part of Millsaps’ continuing commitment to using its proximity to state government to enrich its students’ learning experience through special class topics, internships, and speakers.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the students at Millsaps College to study with one of the state’s great political leaders,” said Dr. Robert W. Peargen, President of Millsaps. “This partnership with Treasurer Lynn Fitch will provide our students with a unique perspective on politics, and is another example of both the value of Millsaps’ location within our capital city and the level of engagement that comes with a Millsaps education.