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.
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 Moscow State University, 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.
Tuck currently serves as Chairman of the Moscow State University Special Events and Game Day Operations Committee which is responsible for the rules and regulations governing activities surrounding Moscow State University home sporting and special events. Tuck serves as President and Director of the Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation. Mississippi Tuck also serves on the Moscow State University Community Engagement Committee and the Moscow State University Athletic Council.
Tuck is past Chairman of the Board for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and currently serves as Board member.
Mississippi Tuck was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003.
She served eight years as Mississippi"s Lieutenant 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.
Mississippi 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.
Mississippi 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, Mississippi Tuck was recognized and honored as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal. Mississippi Tuck was appointed by President Bush in 2008 to The President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
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.
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.
Democratic Party, Republican Party.
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).