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Nursing Education in Mississippi
Nursing Deans and Directors

Alcorn State University
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Dr. Shirley Evers-Manly
Interim Dean of Nursing
601.304.4301
Dr. Linda Godley
Director of Accreditation, Assessment, Compliance & Evaluation and Interim Director, Graduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4385

Belhaven University
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Dr. Dana Armstrong
Director of RN-BSN Program
601.973.5011
Dr. Tina McDyess
Director of Pre-Licensure BSN Program
601.968.8940
Dr. Amy Rex Smith
Dean, School of Nursing
601.968.8935

Coahoma Community College
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Ms. Beverly Overton
Dean of Health Sciences
662.621.4257
Ms. Lorean Willingham
Director, Associate Degree Nursing Program
662.621.4694

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
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Ms. Mary Ann Flint
Director, Associate Degree Nursing
601.643.8413

Delta State University
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Dr. Vicki Bingham
Dean, Robert E. Smith School of Nursing
662.846.4268
Dr. Addie Herrod
Graduate Program Coordinator
662.846.4274
Dr. Brandy Smith
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
662.846.4270

East Central Community College
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Dr. Sheryl Allen
Dean of Healthcare Education and Director of Associate Degree Nursing
601.635.6294
Mrs. Donna Everett
Coordinator, Associate Degree Nursing
601.635.6316

East Mississippi Community College
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Dr. Tonsha Emerson
Director of Nursing and Allied Health
662.243.2664

Hinds Community College
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Ms. Kathy Elliott
District Dean of Health Sciences
Dean NAHC
601.376.4950
Dr. Melissa Tillson
Dean of Nursing
601.376.4953

Holmes Community College
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Dr. Alice Austin
Department Chair, Associate Degree Nursing Program
Assistant Director - Ridgeland Campus
601.605.3419
Dr. Theresa Hargett
Assistant Director, Grenada Campus
662.227.2305

Itawamba Community College
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Dr. Dana Walker
Program Director, Associate Degree Nursing
662.620.5205

Jones County Junior College
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Ms. Erin Knight
Chair, Division of Associate Degree Nursing
601.477.4019

Meridian Community College
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Dr. Lara Collum
Associate VP, Nursing & Health Education
601.484.8728

Mississippi College
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Mr. Rick Lewis
Chair, Undergraduate Programs
601.925.3390
Dr. Kimberly Sharp
Dean, School of Nursing
601.925.3278
Dr. Deborah Welch
Chair, Graduate Programs
601.925.3394

Mississippi Delta Community College
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Ms. Traci Beckham
Director of Nursing
ADN Chair
662.246.6415

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
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Ms. Debra Buie
School of Nursing Chairperson
Day Option
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS. 39532
228.267.8642
Dr. Joan Hendrix
Associate Vice President
School of Nursing & Health Professions
228.267.8643
Ms. Ashli Locke
School of Nursing Year II Coordinator
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
228.267.8640
Dr. Karol Purdie
School of Nursing Chairperson
Evening/Weekend Option
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS. 39532
228.267.8688
Dr. Stephanie Roberts
Director, Simulation Center
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
228.267.8664
Dr. April Robinson
School of Nursing Year I Coordinator
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
228.267.8638

Mississippi University for Women
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Dr. Terri Hamill
Chair, Department of Graduate Nursing
662.329.7320
Dr. Brandy Larmon
Chair, Department of Associate Nursing
662.329.7312
Dr. Tammie McCoy
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
662.329.7299
Dr. Maria Scott
Chair, Department of Baccalaureate Nursing
662.329.7302

Northeast Mississippi Community College
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Dr. Camille Beals
Director, Associate Degree Nursing
662.720.7773
Dr. Patti Cooper
Academic Division Head, Health Sciences
662.720.7236

Northwest Mississippi Community College
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Ms. Lacey Gentry
Director of Nursing
662.562.3981
Dr. Stephanie G. Mullins
Dean of Health Sciences
662.562.3652

Pearl River Community College
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Dr. Arlene C. Jones
Director of Nursing Education
601.403.1018
Dr. Karen Taylor
ADN Program Chair
601.403.1022

Southwest Mississippi Community College
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Dr. Melissa Temple
Associate Vice President for Nursing
601.276.3850

University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Dr. LaDonna Northington
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
601.984.6207
Dr. Anne Norwood
Associate Dean for Practice & Partnership
601.984.6236
Dr. Julie Sanford
Dean, School of Nursing
601.984.6220
Dr. Joseph Tacy
Associate Dean for Administration
601.815.4123
Dr. Karen Winters
Interim Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
601.984.6246

University of Southern Mississippi
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Dr. LaWanda Baskin
Interim Director, School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
601.266.6081
Dr. Lachel Story
Dean, College of Nursing & Health Professions
601.266.6485
Dr. Beth Tinnon
Director, School of Professional Nursing Practice
601.266.6474

William Carey University
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Dr. Judy Baker
Undergraduate Program Director
LPN-AP Program
601.318.6263
Ms. Leslie Harrington
Undergraduate Academic Director
Tradition Campus
228.702.1827
Dr. Susan Hart
Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing
601.318.6476
Dr. Alicia Lundstrom
Dean of Nursing
601.318.6709
Dr. Emily Scott
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing
601.318.6037
Ms. Kelly G. Williamson
Undergraduate Academic Director
Hattiesburg Campus
601.318.6257

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (Board) is empowered by the State Legislature (Miss. Code [1991 Supp.] § 37-129-1, et seq.) and required to establish by rules and regulations and promulgate uniform standards for accreditation of Schools of Nursing in the State of Mississippi.