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politician , Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi , Member of the Mississippi State Senate

Amy Tuck, American former lieutenant governor, academic administrator.

Background

Tuck, Amy was born on July 8, 1963 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Grady William and Mary (Boykin) Tuck.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1985. Postgraduate, Mississippi State University. Postgraduate, Mississippi State University, Starkville, since 1992.

Juris Doctor, Mississippi College, 1989.

Career

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 was elected as the Statewide Coordinator for Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network for the 2011-2013 term. 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 served as Chair of the Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence 1999-2007.

Achievements

  • Ms. Tuck was chosen to receive the 2010 Leadership Award by Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network.

Religion

The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.

Membership

Member Oktibbeha County Voter Re-Registration Committee, Oktibbeha County Federation Democratic Women. Board directors Oktibbeha County American Cancer Society, 1991-1992. Member local relations committee Children and Family Services.

Associate member National Museum Women in the Arts, 1992-1993. Member National Association of Female Executives, American Legislation Exchange Committee, American Society Public Administrators, National Conference State Legislature, National Order Women Legislators, Mississippi State University Alumni Association, Starkville Area Business and Professional Women's Club, Oktibbeha County Chamber of C., Gamma Beta Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi (vice-magister 1988, historian 1988-1989).

Connections

father:
Grady William Tuck

mother:
Mary (Boykin) Tuck