Dr. Kate Borsig - Director for Advancement
- Ph.D. - Educational Administration - Mississippi State University
- Masters of Arts - Gifted Studies - Mississippi University for Women
- Bachelor of Arts - Education - Mississippi University for Women
About Dr. Borsig
Dr. Kate Borsig is the Director for Advancement and Admissions at the MSMS. In this capacity, she seeks to build partnerships with various constituent groups including alumni, parents, donors, state and local leaders, and the business community. Dr. Borsig began her career in education with the Columbus Municipal School District as a middle school teacher and from 2002-2004 served as an administrator at MSMS. She then spent twelve years in administrative roles at Mississippi University for Women (The W) including director of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning, director of the Mississippi Governor’s School, and director of Outreach and Innovation and has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, education, and women’s studies.
In 2001, Dr. Borsig submitted her first grant seeking funding for a community action project for her middle school students. Since that time, she has developed over one hundred proposals to fund various programs to help solve community problems such as health disparities, lack of educational opportunities for gifted learners, poor academic achievement, lack of access to clean water, high crime recidivism rates, high risk behaviors in youth, and more. As a result, more than $15 million in project funding has been awarded.
She has authored two college textbook chapters, published in educational journals, and served as an editor or reviewer for several national publications. A frequent speaker at state and national professional meetings, Dr. Borsig has conducted four presentations for the U.S. Department of Education. In 2008, she was awarded the Karnes Award for significant contributions to the field of gifted education.
Committed to developing strong communities at the local, national, and international levels, Dr. Borsig has served on the boards of Global Connections, Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition, Columbus-Lowndes Boys and Girls Club, Columbus Main Street Association, Columbus Rotary Club, Parents for Public Schools, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children, Mississippi Future Problem Solvers, National Association for Gifted Children, and National Council of Governor’s Schools. In 2007, she made her first trip to Kenya and for the past eleven years has been actively engaged in community development work in rural Kenya.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Kate has lived in the Columbus area for 23 years. She is married to Dr. Jim Borsig and has one daughter, Lauren, and one grandson, Rivers.