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|30th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi|
January 11, 2000 – January 10, 2008
|Preceded by||Ronnie Musgrove|
|Succeeded by||Phil Bryant|
July 8, 1963 |
Maben, Mississippi, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (Before 2002)
|Alma mater||Mississippi State University
Amy Tuck (born July 8, 1963) was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi. A Republican, she is only the second woman elected to statewide office in Mississippi and the first to have been re-elected.
Amy Tuck currently serves as Vice President for Campus Services at Mississippi State University. In her role at MSU, Tuck is responsible for providing vision and strategic leadership for campus operations which includes campus landscape, facilities maintenance and repair, utilities production and distribution, faculty and staff housing, sustainability, campus planning, design and construction. Ms. Tuck currently serves as Chairman of the MSU Special Events and Game Day Operations Committee which is responsible for the rules and regulations governing activities surrounding MSU home sporting and special events. Tuck serves as President and Director of the Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation. Ms. Tuck also serves on the MSU Community Engagement Committee and the MSU Athletic Council. Tuck is past Chairman of the Board for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and currently serves as Board member.
Ms. Tuck was elected Lt. Governor of the State of Mississippi in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003. She served eight years as Mississippi's Lt. Governor. She has been a strong advocate for education, from K-12 through higher education, economic development, healthcare and protection for senior citizens and public safety. Prior to serving as Lieutenant Governor, Tuck was Secretary of the Senate, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Senate, earlier serving as a State Senator for five years.
Ms. Tuck is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's in Public Policy and Administration. In 1989, she received her Law Degree from Mississippi College School of Law.
Ms. Tuck was selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to become a member in 2011. Tuck serves as a board member for Friends of Mississippi Veterans. Ms. Tuck is an active member of the Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network (WHEMN) as the Institutional representative for Mississippi State University. Tuck was elected as the Statewide Coordinator for Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network for the 2011-2013 term. Ms. Tuck was chosen to receive the 2010 Leadership Award by Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network. Tuck is a member of the Official Mississippi Women’s Club and the MSU Women’s Club. In 2009, Ms. Tuck was recognized and honored as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal. Ms. Tuck was appointed by President Bush in 2008 to The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Ms. Tuck is the only Mississippian to serve on this prestigious commission. She was the 2007 Mississippi State University Alumna of the Year - College of Arts and Sciences. She is the former Chair of the Go Red for Women Committee of the American Heart Association. Ms. Tuck has served as Honorary Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and also served on the board of the Oktibbeha County OSERVS. She was a member of the Starkville Rotary Club.
Tuck is a former Chair of the Southern Region of the National Lt. Governor's Association and past member of the NLGA Executive Committee. She served as Chair of the Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence 1999-2007.
|Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi