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Alumni Spotlight

Jasmin Baxter

As Director of the Mississippi State University Television Center (UTC) and Associate Director of the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) for broadcast and digital media, David oversees the day-to-day operation of the TV Center and provides administrative guidance for WMSV-FM, the campus radio station. In addition to serving as a technical and creative resource for departments across campus, David works with the university’s television and radio staff to provide high quality, meaningful programming designed to educate and inform. David is charged with providing leadership using creative communications that highlight the accomplishments, contributions, and significance of Mississippi State University to a global audience.

Prior to his dual roles as UTC director and OPA associate director, David was Video Program Manager for OPA from 2010-2014. For six years, he served as producer and operations manager for a small television production facility in Hattiesburg, MS. David has experience in educational, broadcast, and corporate media production, new media promotion, and project management.

A 1999 graduate of Hattiesburg High School, David received his bachelor of arts degree in radio, television, and film production and a master of science degree in mass communication from The University of Southern Mississippi. He received a master of business administration degree from
MSU in 2015 and is currently a Ph.D. student in Instructional Media and Workforce Development. An Eagle Scout, David is active in the Starkville community as an adult leader in Cub Scout Pack 14 and is a Rotarian. He previously served as president of the Hattiesburg Jaycees.

David has been recognized with eight Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, a national Edward R. Murrow award for news documentaries, and a James Beard Foundation nomination for documentary/docuseries. David’s work has been broadcast nationally on PBS, ESPN, and other broadcast channels.

Honored with the MSU Student Association Friend of the Student award, David represents the university as a member of the Southeastern Conference Communicators Association and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III Cabinet.