McMillan joins Millsaps as dean of Else School of Management


Howard L. McMillan Jr. of Jackson has been named dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College.

Widely recognized as a significant business leader, McMillan has been involved with the Else School of Management since 2002 when he was named executive-in-residence. He will replace Dr. Ken Harmon, who has accepted a position at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

“We are absolutely delighted that Howard McMillan has accepted the position of dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College,” said Dr. Frances Lucas, president of Millsaps College. “His expertise in business, leadership and community support will enrich the education of hundreds of future leaders.”

A native of Jackson, McMillan is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and he attended the Harvard School of Business Administration and the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. In May 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Millsaps College. A former president of Deposit Guaranty National Bank and Deposit Guaranty Corporation in Jackson, McMillan is a former adviser in Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management area. McMillan is currently working with the Mississippi Development Authority in Katrina relief efforts, particularly the administration of the state’s large housing grant. He also serves on the board of directors of First Commercial Bank.

McMillan is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank (Atlanta) and a past president of the American Bankers Association.

“As a member of Mississippi’s business community, I have long been aware of the outstanding contributions that Millsaps College has made to the education of future business leaders for the state,” said McMillan. “Having worked closely with the Else School for the last few years, I have become even more aware of what a great resource Millsaps is, and I am looking forward to enhancing our position as the leading business school in the region.”