Coahoma’s McNeal Will be Honored at National Conference
Coahoma Community College’s Vice President for Finance and Operations, Deborah McNeal, will be recognized at the end of this month during the 31st Annual International Conference of the Community College Business Officers (CCBO). She has been recognized by her peers as the 2013 Outstanding Chief Business Officer for Region VI.
McNeal was chosen unanimously to receive this honor by all of the chief business officers for her faithful service in the Mississippi Community College Board Business Managers Association group as both a member and an advisor. Her nomination noted that her annual audit reports have shown zero material non-compliance as it relates to the financial statements for more than 12 years. She has served in her current capacity and provided guidance to both CCC and Coahoma Agricultural High School for 14 years.
She serves as the treasurer the Clarksdale Mission Outreach Center, a local non-profit group that works to provide assistance to homeless and displaced residents in the local community. She is also an active member of the Saint James Temple church in Clarksdale serving on the benevolence committee, secretarial staff and as a teacher and mentor for young females in the congregation.
McNeal is a member of the: Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Delta Chapter of Society of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Association of School Business Officials, Association of Financial Aid Officials, and the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officials.
The CCC vice president will receive the award during this year’s conference being held in Palm Springs, CA, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.
“I really consider this to be an honor, and I am excited that my colleagues thought enough of me to nominate me for this award,” said McNeal. “This award came as a big surprise to me. I serve with a wonderful group of people at Coahoma and the community college system statewide who share best practices, are always willing to work together for professional development and growth opportunities, and to help each other stay abreast of the many changes that occur in the accounting profession.”
CCBO is widely recognized as the premier community college association serving current and future business officers and other professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The organization provides educational and professional support, networking opportunities, and other resources to help current and future business officers and other professionals better prepare for successful roles in the business, administrative, and service enterprises of community colleges.