Avis Phillips named executive director of the CAP Center

Published 2:31 pm Friday, November 25, 2022

Vicksburg resident Avis Phillips has been named executive director of the Exchange Club of Vicksburg Child and Parent Center Inc., also known as the CAP Center.

Phillips took over the position on Nov. 1 after spending two years training under the tutelage of former executive director Randy Gay.

“This is what I was hired to do,” Phillips said, in reference to her two years of training.

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Phillips said the mission of the CAP Center, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, is to serve children and families in the Vicksburg and Warren County communities.

“We help families with what they need to build back together,” Phillips said.

The CAP Center’s services include the Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA) and parenting classes. The CAP Center is located at 3530-A Manor Drive, Suite 7, and is a private, non-profit agency.

For more information, call 601-634-0557.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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