Contact Information

The Board of Trustees, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, appreciates your questions and comments.

For all questions on student financial aid, please call 1.800.327.2980 (toll free in Mississippi) or 601.432.6997. Questions can also be emailed to Student Financial Aid.

For all other questions please call 601.432.6198. Questions can also be emailed to questions@mississippi.edu.

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Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6198

We will respond to any questions or requests as soon as possible. Thank you.

Staff Directory

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Henry Anderson
Website & Systems Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6334
Eric S. Atchison
Director of System Analysis, Research, & Enrollment Management
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6288
Glynn Babb
Emergency and Safety Officer
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6624
Ricky Barnett
Grounds Maintenance
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Jimmy Barnett
Supervisor of Facilities
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Lisa T. Bell
Loan Repayment Specialist
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6329
Caron Blanton
Director of Communications
Communications
Telephone: 601.432.6333
Bridget Breithaupt
Senior Executive Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
David Buford
Director of Risk Management
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6688
Stephanie T. Bullock
Complete 2 Compete Project Coordinator
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6051

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Sondra Collins
Senior Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6376
Phil Cumberland
Procurement and Property Officer
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6315
Sara DeLoach
Special Assistant Attorney General
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6287
Kishara Diggs
Special Projects Officer
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6781
Menia Dykes
Director of Accreditation
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6372
Susan Erickson
Human Resources Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6134
Grace Flicker
Risk Management Specialist
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6220

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Kim Gallaspy
Director of Governmental Relations
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493
Stephanie Ganucheau
Special Assistant Attorney General
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6784
Mitzi Gendron
Director of Database Management
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6445
Van Gillespie
Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Special Projects Officer
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6785
Meg Harris
Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6126
Hannah Harrison
Director of Administration and Support Services
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6326
Edwin Hill
Director of Printing and Mail Services
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Marion D. Hodge
Internal Auditor
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6583
Jim Hood
Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Research
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.7011
Cathy Huff
Director Support Operations
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6316

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Mary Elizabeth Jackson
Contracts Administrator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.7032
Beverly Jackson
Senior Systems Analyst for Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6437
Brandon Johnson
Computer Programmer
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6589
Lenora Johnson
Senior Accounting Specialist
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6452
Holly Johnson
Director of Accounting
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6178
Craig Johnson
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6175
Shirley Kelly-McKay
Contracts and Grants Accountant
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6521
Howard Knight
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6504
Susan P. Lee
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6522

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Jane Mapp
Special Assistant Attorney General
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6783
Janette McCrory
Director of Nursing Education
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6486
Corey Miller
Economic Analyst
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6353
Gloria Miller
Director of Student Services
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6422
Shirley Mitchell
Financial Aid Advisor
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6668
Venetria Moore
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Heather W. Morrison
P-20 Projects Coordinator
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6626
Ricky Myers
Grounds Maintenance
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Bob Neal
Senior Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6143
Tonya Neely
Business & Economic Development Coordinator
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.432.6237
Amber Palmer
Project Coordinator
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6362
Vijay Patel
Interim Chief Audit Executive
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6561
John Pearce Jr.
Associate Commissioner for Finance & Administration
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6122
Victor Puckett
Staff Engineer
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6691

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Alfred Rankins Jr.
Commissioner of Higher Education
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Jennifer Rogers
Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6791
Kevin Ross
Network Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6358
Brad Rowland
Senior Analyst
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6233
Christina Rushing
Administrative Assistant
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6147
Sharon Scott
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6692
Renotta Shed
Operations and Program Administrator
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6664
Harry Sims
Associate Commissioner for Real Estate and Facilities
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6644
Ted Sledge
Senior Financial Analyst
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6758
Sharon Smith
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6289
Kathy Smith
ARM Program Literacy Specialist
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6381
Sherry Smith
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6646
Laneal Smith
GIS Senior Project Manager for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6324
Jim Steil
Director of MARIS Technical Center
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6354
Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner of Business & Economic Development
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.432.7057

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Bob Taylor
Printing Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Janna Taylor
Administrative Assistant
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6742
Ronjanett Taylor
ARM State Program Director
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6380
Candilyn Tenner
Executive Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6810
Marcus Thompson
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Betty Tinsley
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6212
Casey Turnage
Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6458
Steven Walker
Manager for GIS Operations
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6149
Apryll Washington
Assistant Director of Policy and Planning
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6577
Darrin Webb
State Economist and Director of URC
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6556
D'Anna White
Director of University Financial Analysis
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6142
Ronald Williams
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6692
Jay Woods
Special Assistant Attorney General
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.8110

Academic & Student Affairs
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Eric S. Atchison
Director of System Analysis, Research, & Enrollment Management
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6288
Menia Dykes
Director of Accreditation
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6372
Susan P. Lee
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6522
Janette McCrory
Director of Nursing Education
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6486
Gloria Miller
Director of Student Services
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6422
Venetria Moore
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Kathy Smith
ARM Program Literacy Specialist
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6381
Ronjanett Taylor
ARM State Program Director
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6380

Administration
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Henry Anderson
Website & Systems Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6334
Jimmy Barnett
Supervisor of Facilities
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Ricky Barnett
Grounds Maintenance
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Bridget Breithaupt
Senior Executive Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Susan Erickson
Human Resources Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6134
Hannah Harrison
Director of Administration and Support Services
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6326
Edwin Hill
Director of Printing and Mail Services
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Craig Johnson
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6175
Howard Knight
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6504
Ricky Myers
Grounds Maintenance
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Alfred Rankins Jr.
Commissioner of Higher Education
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Kevin Ross
Network Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6358
Laneal Smith
GIS Senior Project Manager for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6324
Jim Steil
Director of MARIS Technical Center
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6354
Bob Taylor
Printing Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Candilyn Tenner
Executive Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6810
Marcus Thompson
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Steven Walker
Manager for GIS Operations
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6149
Ronald Williams
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6692

Business and Economic Development
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Tonya Neely
Business & Economic Development Coordinator
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.432.6237
Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner of Business & Economic Development
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.432.7057

Communications
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Caron Blanton
Director of Communications
Communications
Telephone: 601.432.6333

Finance
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Phil Cumberland
Procurement and Property Officer
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6315
Cathy Huff
Director Support Operations
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6316
Mary Elizabeth Jackson
Contracts Administrator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.7032
Lenora Johnson
Senior Accounting Specialist
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6452
Holly Johnson
Director of Accounting
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6178
Shirley Kelly-McKay
Contracts and Grants Accountant
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6521
John Pearce Jr.
Associate Commissioner for Finance & Administration
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6122
Christina Rushing
Administrative Assistant
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6147
Ted Sledge
Senior Financial Analyst
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6758
Sherry Smith
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6646
Betty Tinsley
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6212
D'Anna White
Director of University Financial Analysis
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6142

Governmental Relations
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Kim Gallaspy
Director of Governmental Relations
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493

Internal Audit
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Marion D. Hodge
Internal Auditor
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6583
Vijay Patel
Interim Chief Audit Executive
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6561

Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
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Policy & Strategic Initiatives
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Stephanie T. Bullock
Complete 2 Compete Project Coordinator
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6051
Heather W. Morrison
P-20 Projects Coordinator
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6626
Amber Palmer
Project Coordinator
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6362
Casey Turnage
Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6458

Real Estate & Facilties
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Victor Puckett
Staff Engineer
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6691
Brad Rowland
Senior Analyst
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6233
Sharon Scott
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6692
Harry Sims
Associate Commissioner for Real Estate and Facilities
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6644

Strategic Research
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Eric S. Atchison
Director of System Analysis, Research, & Enrollment Management
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6288
Mitzi Gendron
Director of Database Management
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6445
Jim Hood
Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Research
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.7011

Student Financial Aid
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Lisa T. Bell
Loan Repayment Specialist
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6329
Meg Harris
Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6126
Beverly Jackson
Senior Systems Analyst for Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6437
Brandon Johnson
Computer Programmer
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6589
Shirley Mitchell
Financial Aid Advisor
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6668
Jennifer Rogers
Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6791
Renotta Shed
Operations and Program Administrator
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6664
Apryll Washington
Assistant Director of Policy and Planning
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6577

University Research Center (State Economist)
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Sondra Collins
Senior Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6376
Corey Miller
Economic Analyst
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6353
Bob Neal
Senior Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6143
Janna Taylor
Administrative Assistant
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6742
Darrin Webb
State Economist and Director of URC
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6556

The Pathway to Growth for Our State

Toll Free: 1.800.327.2980
Telephone: 601.432.6997
Email: Student Financial Aid

Telephone: 601.432.6198
Email: Questions

Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr.
Commissioner of Higher Education
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623

Mr. Marcus Thompson
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623

Mr. Van Gillespie
Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Special Projects Officer
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6785

Dr. Susan P. Lee
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6522

Mr. John Pearce Jr.
Associate Commissioner for Finance & Administration
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6122

Mr. Harry Sims
Associate Commissioner for Real Estate and Facilities
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6644

Mr. Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner of Business & Economic Development
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.432.7057

Dr. Jim Hood
Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Research
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.7011

Dr. Casey Turnage
Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 601.432.6458