President Dr. Reggie Sykes has been appointed to the United States Sports Academy's esteemed Board of Trustees. Sykes will be seated by the board when it holds its annual meeting this month (November 2020).

Sykes has served as Bishop State’s president since 2017 after serving one year in an interim capacity. A native of Meridian, Miss., Sykes previously served as dean of students at Meridian Community College for seven years, dean of student services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Jefferson Davis Campus for one year, and vice president of the Jefferson Davis Campus for five years. He also worked as president of Alabama Southern Community College and for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, serving as assistant commissioner for community and junior college relations. He is an honorary member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and serves on their Presidential Advisory Board.

On the state level, Dr. Sykes is the former president of the Alabama Community College System Presidents’ Association and a member of the Alabama Community College Conference Athletic Executive Committee. He is a board member of the United Way of Southwest Alabama, Trustmark Bank Advisory Committee, a graduate of the 2019 class of Leadership Alabama, a member of the Rotary Club of Mobile, and the Atmore Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Dr. Sykes resides in Mobile, Alabama.

The U.S. Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees governs the Daphne-based nonprofit and consists “of a group of diverse professionals with specific expertise important to the formation of such an organization such as the institution."

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