Town & Tower’s spring meeting will feature Trip Hairston, president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

Hairston, who represents District 2 in Lowndes County, will speak at Mississippi University for Women Thursday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Hogarth Dining Center, Pope Banquet Room.

In November of 2019, Hairston was elected as a supervisor and is currently serving a four-year term. In October of 2020, he was elected president of the Board of Supervisors.

Hairston is the administrator for Nephrology Associates, P.C. where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the growing practice and responsible for related business interests of the partners. 

He attended the University of Mississippi and achieved a Bachelor of Business Administration, Banking and Finance degree in 1994. Hairston continued graduate studies and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Belhaven College in 1999.

A native of Columbus, Hairston is married to Dr. Bethany Reed Hairston of Columbus. They have one daughter and two sons. He enjoys spending time with family and hunting, fishing, backpacking with his sons, running and competing in triathlons.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $20. The public is invited. Individuals who plan to attend are asked to please RSVP by Monday, March 25 to Anika Perkins, Office of University Relations at The W, at (662) 329-7124 or email Advanced registration is available at

Following Thursday’s luncheon, The W will unveil a historical marker honoring its founding mothers on Callaway Lawn at 1:30 p.m. The marker will be placed to the side of the gate leading from College Street to Callaway Hall.

Town & Tower’s mission is to foster and strengthen relationships between the university, the community and CAFB.

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.

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