JACKSON, Miss. — Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and President of the Jackson campus, was recently honored in the sixth class of the Mississippi Top 50 awards.
The non-partisan Mississippi Top 50 awards are designed to recognize figures in government, politics, media, and culture who demonstrate leadership and influence in their respective spheres statewide. The award was announced as part of a February 23 event at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.
Mississippi Top 50 awardees are nominated in an open process each year and the awards are presented by the Magnolia Tribune and WJTV, local news outlets. Dr. Duncan was one of two higher education chief executives and the only seminary leader represented among the honorees.
“I am honored to have been selected as one of ‘Mississippi’s Top 50’ this year,” said Dr. Duncan. “This is really a tribute to the wonderful work of the whole RTS family. The mission of RTS is to serve the church by preparing its leaders, and as a result, the seminary has numerous ties to the local communities in which we serve. We hope the seminary is able to serve the city of Jackson, the state of Mississippi, and the world in this way.”
The civic honor comes nearly nine months after RTS announced a decision to relocate the historic Jackson campus to a new site in the heart of the city. The relocation, which will be completed this summer, represents a reintroduction of the seminary to the Jackson area and a renewed commitment to community engagement at all levels of service.