Photo of Cutrer Mansion taken in 2014 with view of the grand lawn and the Mike and Pauline Lewis Educational Building on the right.
Coahoma County Higher Education Center
The Cutrer Mansion is on the campus of the Coahoma County Higher Education Center (CCHEC), which is owned and managed by Coahoma Community College (CCC).
For 17+ years, the center was owned and managed through a partnership between Delta State University (DSU) and Coahoma Community College, but DSU dropped out of the partnership in March of 2017 due to severe budget cuts and the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors filled the funding void that DSU left in 2018. Coahoma Community College carried the full load of the Higher Ed Center in 2019 and 2020, but are actively looking for new partners for the Center as well as grant opportunities.
The partnership between DSU and CCC began in 1999 after the community came together to raise $750,000 to save the seven-thousand-square-foot mansion from demolition. It was owned at the time by the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and had been used as a educational facility for over 50 years.
The Center is still used today as a cultural and educational center that offers a variety of programs and events to the public, but the anchor of the campus is the historic Cutrer Mansion. There are plans to renovate the second floor of the Cutrer Mansion as soon as funding can be secured. However, the first floor of the Cutrer Mansion and the rest of the CCHEC campus are available to rent for weddings, receptions, events and conferences of all kinds. Come see us! We'd love to show you around.
For more information about the CCHEC or the Cutrer Mansion, contact the Director, Jen Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-645-3555.