Business and leadership students from across the state will be on Mississippi University for Women’s campus to compete at the 2023 Mississippi Collegiate FBLA State Leadership Conference Feb. 22-24

“Future Business Leaders of America allows students to showcase the business and leadership knowledge they are gaining in the classroom within a competitive environment of their peers. Winners at the state and national levels are building their resume, providing extracurricular proof of their skills and prowess in their chosen majors and career fields,” said Thomas Haffey, FBLA Collegiate adviser and W instructor of marketing and management.

During the conference, approximately 100 students will compete in more than 50 business, legal and leadership-oriented testing and live performance events with students representing community colleges and universities from throughout Mississippi.

The students who place during their events will qualify to compete against state winners from across the United States at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 22-25.

President and CEO of Future Business Leaders of America will serve as the keynote speaker

for the opening ceremony.

This is tenth year in a row that The W has been chosen to host the conference. FBLA is open to all majors. Interested W students should contact Haffey at

For more information, please visit:


Feb. 21, 2023

Contact: Tyler Wheat

(662) 241-7863

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.