The Education Achievement Council was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 2010 for the purpose of sustaining attention to the state's goal of increasing the educational attainment and skill levels of the state's working-age population benchmark to the national average by 2025. The Council members are representatives of state government, public K-12 and higher education officials and business community leaders. The Council is currently led by Co-Chairs Dr. Jim Borsig, President of the Mississippi University for Women, and Dr. Jesse Smith, President of Jones County Junior College.
In 2010, the Education Achievement Council was created by the state legislature to bring Mississippi's educational attainment and skill levels of the working-age population to the national average by 2025. The report cards show the progress that has been made toward educational goals for each university.