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Nursing Education in Mississippi
Nursing Deans and Directors

Alcorn State University
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Dr. Rebecca Fairchild
Associate Dean & Interim Director, Undergraduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4302
Dr. Linda Godley
Director of Accreditation, Assessment, Compliance & Evaluation
601.304.4385
Dr. Debra Spring
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing
601.304.4301
Dr. Debra Spring
Graduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4304

Belhaven University
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Dr. Barbara Johnson
Dean, School of Nursing
601.968.8935
Dr. Amy Rex Smith
Director, RN-BSN Program
601.968.8933

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
601.643.8414

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

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
Assistant Dean for Nursing
601.376.4953
Dr. Libby Mahaffey
Dean, Nursing and Allied Health
601.376.4950

Holmes Community College
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Dr. Alice Austin
Department Chair, Associate Degree Nursing Program
Assistant Director - Ridgeland Campus
601.605.3419
Ms. 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
Dean of Nursing
601.484.8745

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

Mississippi Delta Community College
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Ms. Traci Beckham
Assistant Director of Nursing
ADN Chair
662.246.6415
Ms. Denise Gardner
Director of Nursing
662.246.6410

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
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Ms. Debra Buie
Chairperson, Nursing Department
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS. 39532
228.267.8642
Ms. Debra Clemons
Year Two Coordinator, Nursing Department
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS. 39532
228.267.8640
Dr. Joan Hendrix
Associate Vice President, Health Sciences Division
Tradition (Bryant) Center
19330 Hwy 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
228.267.8643
Ms. Nancy Robasciotti
Year One Coordinator, Nursing Department
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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Dr. Denise Bynum
Director of Nursing
662.562.3498

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. Janet Harris
Associate Dean for Practice & Community Engagement
601.815.4122
Dr. Jennifer C. Robinson
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
601.815.9780
Dr. Mary W. Stewart
Interim Dean, School of Nursing
601.984.6220
Dr. Johnnie Sue Wijewardane
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
601.984.6228

University of Southern Mississippi
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Dr. Patsy Anderson
Associate Dean, Gulf Coast
228.865.4517
Dr. Kathleen Masters
Dean, College of Nursing & Health Professions
601.266.6485
Dr. Lachel Story
Associate Dean
Director, School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
601.266.6384
Dr. Beth Tinnon
Associate Dean
Director, School of Professional Nursing Practice
601.266.6474

William Carey University
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Dr. Judy Baker
Undergraduate Academic Director
Hattiesburg Campus
601.318.6263
Ms. Leslie Harrington
Undergraduate Academic Director
Tradition Campus
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.