Nursing Education
Nursing Deans and Directors

» Alcorn State University:

Dr. Janelle Baker
Graduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4304

Dr. Rebecca Fairchild
Associate Dean & Interim Director, Undergraduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4302

Dr. Linda Godley
Director of Accreditation, Assessment, Compliance & Evaluation
601.304.4230

Dr. Debra Spring
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing
601.304.4301

» Belhaven University:

Dr. Barbara Johnson
Dean, School of Nursing
601.968.8935

Dr. Amy Rex Smith
Director, RN-BSN Program
601.968.8933

» Coahoma Community College:

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:

Ms. Mary Ann Flint
Director, Associate Degree Nursing
601.643.8414

» Delta State University:

Dr. Vicki Bingham
Dean, Robert E. Smith School of Nursing
662.846.4268

Dr. Shelby Polk
Chair of Nursing
662.846.4257

» East Central Community College:

Dr. Sheryl Allen
Dean of Healthcare Education and Director of Associate Degree Nursing
601.635.6294

» East Mississippi Community College:

Ms. Patricia L. Clowers
Director of Nursing and Allied Health
662.243.1998

» Hinds Community College:

Ms. Kathy Elliott
Assistant Dean for Nursing
601.376.4953

Dr. Libby Mahaffey
Dean, Nursing and Allied Health
601.376.4950

» Holmes Community College:

Dr. LaWanda Herron
Director, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
662.227.2305

» Itawamba Community College:

Dr. Kristi Dempsey
Program Director, Associate Dean of Nursing
662.620.5205

» Jones County Junior College:

Ms. Erin Knight
Chair, Division of Associate Degree Nursing
601.477.4019

» Meridian Community College:

Dr. Lara Collum
Division Chair, Nursing
601.484.8728

Dr. Betty W. Davis
Dean of Nursing, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
601.484.8745

» Mississippi College:

Mr. Rick Lewis
Chair, Undergraduate Programs
601.925.3390

Dr. Kimberly Sharp
Dean, School of Nursing
601.925.3278

» Mississippi Delta Community College:

Ms. Denise Gardner
Director, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
662.246.6410

» Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College:

Ms. Debra Buie
Chairperson, Nursing Department
Jackson County Campus
228.497.7777

Ms. Debra Clemons
Interim Chairperson, Nursing Department
Jefferson Davis Campus
228.897.3711

Dr. Joan Hendrix
Dean, Health Sciences Division
Contact: Perkinston Campus
601.766.6425

» Mississippi University for Women:

Dr. Sheila Adams
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
662.329.7299

Dr. Terri Hamill
Chair, Department of Graduate Nursing
662.329.7320

Dr. Tammie McCoy
Chair, Department of Baccalaureate Nursing
662.329.7302

Dr. Maria Scott
Chair, Department of Associate Nursing
662.329.7312

» Northeast Mississippi Community College:

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:

Dr. Denise Bynum
Director of Nursing
662.562.3498

» Pearl River Community College:

Dr. Karen Baxter
ADN Program Chair
601.403.1022

Dr. Arlene C. Jones
Director of Nursing Education
601.403.1018

» Southwest Mississippi Community College:

Dr. Melissa Temple
Director of Nursing
601.276.3850

» University of Mississippi Medical Center:

Dr. Janet Harris
Associate Dean for Practice & Community Engagement
601.815.4122

Dr. Kim Hoover
Dean, School of Nursing
601.984.6220

Dr. Jennifer C. Robinson
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
601.815.9780

Dr. Johnnie Sue Wijewardane
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
601.984.6228

» University of Southern Mississippi:

Dr. Patsy Anderson
Associate Dean, Gulf Coast
228.865.4517

Dr. Janie Butts
Interim Associate Dean
Interim Director, School of Professional Nursing Practice
601.266.5288

Dr. Kathleen Masters
Dean, College of Nursing & Health Professions
601.266.6485

Dr. Lachel Story
Interim Associate Dean
Director, School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
601.266.6384

» William Carey University:

Dr. Denise Hancock
Undergraduate Academic Director
228.702.1827

Dr. Alicia Lundstrom
Associate Dean of Nursing
601.318.6709

Dr. Karen Sicard
Dean of Nursing
601.318.6475

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.