Lafayette County Welcomes Kate Victor as New County Administrator

Lafayette County is thrilled to welcome Kate Victor as its new County Administrator. Victor brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position and is poised to follow in the shoes of Lisa Carwyle upon her well-deserved retirement, effective in March.

For the past seven years, Victor has served as the County Administrator of Panola County, making her well-positioned to meet the needs of Lafayette County. She has experience on the county level managing budgets, overseeing building maintenance, collaborating with the Board of Supervisors and ensuring efficient personnel and financial management. 

Prior to her public service career, Victor practiced law in Batesville for seven years, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, wills and estate planning and family law.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Kate to her new role in Lafayette County,” said Brent Larson, president of the Board of Supervisors. “Kate’s proven track record, her understanding of county management and her collaborative approach make her an invaluable addition.”

Having called Oxford her home for years and having earned both her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Mississippi, Victor feels a deep connection to Lafayette County. 

“We know that Kate will be an asset to Lafayette County,” said current Lafayette County Administrator Lisa Carwyle. “Her commitment to our community and public service shines through, and I look forward to seeing her work with the Board of Supervisors, county employees, department heads, and citizens for years to come.”