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Pass Christian Public School Board Member Elected 2022-2023 President of the MSBA Board of Directors



Cecil J. Lizana, Sr., Pass Christian Public School District Board member, was recently elected President of the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) for the 2022-2023 school year at the Delegate Assembly, which met on November 15th, during the MSBA Fall Leadership Conference. The delegates represent school board members from across Mississippi.


"I would like to say thank you for the vote of confidence from the members of the Mississippi school districts," said new president, Cecil J. Lizana, Sr. "Thank you for believing in me. To represent MSBA is truly an honor. Hearing all the positive things each district is doing for the students in Mississippi makes me proud to be a part of this team's mission!"


MSBA represents all public school boards of education in the State of Mississippi. MSBA is the lobbying wing of Mississippi school boards at the state and federal levels and assists school districts with their grassroots lobbying efforts at the local level. MSBA is also the primary technical resource for school boards and superintendents on school board governance and other related issues. MSBA serves as a principle resource for statewide educational and parental organizations in helping them to understand the governance role of the board and the administrative role of the superintendent.

"I congratulate President Lizana and the new directors,” said Denotris R. Jackson, M.Ed., MSBA Executive Director. “I look forward to working with him and the board as we continue to advocate for public school students and our members.”


Lizana serves as a board member for the Pass Christian School District. He has served on the board since 2014. He has held the position of Vice President and is a dedicated supporter of public education. Lizana attended Wayland Baptist University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Education with majors in Business Administration and Occupational Technology, and a specialization in Instruction Technology. He also received an associates degree in Applied Science in Administrative Management from the Community College of the Air Force. He and his wife, Debra, have three children, Lauren, Andria, and Cecil, Jr.

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