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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.

Click here to view the State Government Telephone Directory.

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
Perry Atherton
Staff Engineer
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6335
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
Bridget Breithaupt
Chief of Staff | Liaison to the Board of Trustees
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Lichelle Brown
Research & Entrepreneurship Outreach Coordinator
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.946.1773
David Buford
Director of Risk Management
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6688
Stephanie Bullock
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6362
Allison Bullock
Social Media Manager
Communications
Telephone: 601.432.6389

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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
Rod G. Denne’
Risk Management Specialist
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6368
Susan Erickson
Human Resources Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6134

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Marilyn Gardner
Administrative Assistant for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Mitzi Gendron
Director of Strategic Research
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6445
Meg Harris
Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6126
Edwin Hill
Director of Printing and Mail Services
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Marion D. Hodge
Internal Auditor
Office of Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6583
Cathy Huff
Director Support Operations
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6316

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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
Holly Johnson
Director of Accounting
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6178
Craig Johnson
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6175
Sandra Kelly
Director of Student Services
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6355
Shirley Kelly-McKay
Contracts and Grants Accountant
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6521

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Laura Mayer
Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493
Corey Miller
State Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6353
Shirley Mitchell
Financial Aid Advisor
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6668
Heather W. Morrison
Director of P20 Partnerships
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6626
Ricky Myers
Grounds Maintenance
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Vijay Patel
Chief Audit Executive
Office of Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6561
John Pearce Jr.
Senior Associate Commissioner for Finance
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6122
Harold Pizzetta
Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs and Risk Management
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6785
Casey Prestwood
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
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
Sheriece Robinson
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6336
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
Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate and Facilities
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6233
Christina Rushing
Administrative Assistant
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6147
Adele Russell
Student Service Representative
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6997
Sharon Scott
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6692
John Sewell
Director of Communications
Communications
Telephone: 601.432.6333
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
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

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Bob Taylor
Printing Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Melissa Temple
Director of Nursing Education
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6486
Heather Thomas
Senior Executive Assistant | Office Manager
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6810
Teresa Thompson
Special Projects Officer
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6302
Betty Tinsley
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6212
Steven Walker
Manager for GIS Operations
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6149
Kristine Ward
Administrative Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6814
Janna Weller
Administrative Assistant
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6742
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: 601.432.6287
Shemeka Wright
Senior System and Information Analyst
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6317

Academic & Student Affairs
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Stephanie Bullock
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6362
Marilyn Gardner
Administrative Assistant for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Sandra Kelly
Director of Student Services
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6355
Heather W. Morrison
Director of P20 Partnerships
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6626
Casey Prestwood
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Sheriece Robinson
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6336
Melissa Temple
Director of Nursing Education
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6486

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
Chief of Staff | Liaison to the Board of Trustees
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Susan Erickson
Human Resources Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6134
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
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
Heather Thomas
Senior Executive Assistant | Office Manager
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6810
Steven Walker
Manager for GIS Operations
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6149
Kristine Ward
Administrative Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6814
Ronald Williams
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6692

Business and Economic Development
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Lichelle Brown
Research & Entrepreneurship Outreach Coordinator
Business and Economic Development
Telephone: 601.946.1773

Communications
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Allison Bullock
Social Media Manager
Communications
Telephone: 601.432.6389
John Sewell
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
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.
Senior Associate Commissioner for Finance
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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Laura Mayer
Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493

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

Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
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Real Estate & Facilties
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Perry Atherton
Staff Engineer
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6335
Victor Puckett
Staff Engineer
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6691
Brad Rowland
Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate and Facilities
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6233
Sharon Scott
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate & Facilties
Telephone: 601.432.6692

Strategic Research
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Mitzi Gendron
Director of Strategic Research
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6445
Shemeka Wright
Senior System and Information Analyst
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.6317

Student Financial Aid
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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
Adele Russell
Student Service Representative
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6997

University Research Center (State Economist)
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Sondra Collins
Senior Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6376
Corey Miller
State Economist
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6353
Janna Weller
Administrative Assistant
University Research Center (State Economist)
Telephone: 601.432.6742

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

Dr. John Pearce Jr.
Senior Associate Commissioner for Finance
Finance
Telephone: 601.432.6122

Mr. Harold Pizzetta
Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs and Risk Management
Legal Affairs, Risk Management & Special Projects
Telephone: 601.432.6785

Dr. Casey Prestwood
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501

Ms. Laura Mayer
Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493