J.R. is a firm believer in student leadership on a college campus. A former student body president while at Mississippi State University (MSU), he is now completing his doctoral degree at K-State in the College of Education. J.R. has been involved in teaching each of the core classes in the School of Leadership Studies. He earned a B.A. in political science from MSU and a M.B.A. in management from Delta State University. J.R. also helps coordinate a leadership development retreat in the spring known as Leadership Challenge.
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
— John Wesley