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 Hannah Griffin.

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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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Marion D. Alexander
Internal Auditor
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6583
Henry Anderson
Website & Systems Administrator
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6334
Eric S. Atchison
Director of System Analysis, Research, & Enrollment Management
Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6288
Glynn Babb
Emergency and Safety Officer
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6624
Ricky Barnett
Grounds Maintenance
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Jimmy Barnett
Supervisor of Facilities
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Caron Blanton
Director of Communications
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6333
Glenn Boyce
Commissioner of Higher Education
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Bridget Breithaupt
Senior Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Higher Education
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623
David Buford
Director of Risk Management
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6688
Stephanie T. Bullock
Complete 2 Compete Project Coordinator
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6051

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Sondra Collins
Senior Economist
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6376
Alushus Cooper
Executive Assistant
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6810
Phil Cumberland
Procurement and Property Officer
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6315
Sara DeLoach
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6287
Ercilla V. Dometz
Economic Planner
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6264
Menia Dykes
Director of Accreditation
Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6372
Susan Erickson
Human Resources Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6134
Grace Flicker
Risk Management Specialist
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6220
Michael Funchess
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597

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Kim Gallaspy
Director of Legislative Services
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493
Stephanie Ganucheau
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
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
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6785
Hannah Griffin
Executive Assistant
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6326
Chris Halliwell
Chief Audit Executive
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6561
Meg Harris
Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6126
Corey B. Hicks
Loan Repayment Specialist
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6329
Edwin Hill
Director of Printing and Mail Services
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Jim Hood
Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Research
Strategic Research
Telephone: 601.432.7011
Cathy Huff
Director Support Operations
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6316

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Mary Elizabeth Jackson
Contracts Administrator
Finance and Administration
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 and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6452
Holly Johnson
Director of Accounting
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6178
Craig Johnson
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6175
Renotta Jones
Operations and Program Administrator
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6664
Shirley Kelly
Contracts and Grants Accountant
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6521
Howard Knight
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6504
Susan P. Lee
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6522
Clotee Lewis
Coordinator of Public Affairs
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6647

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Janette McCrory
Director of Nursing Education
Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6486
Corey Miller
Economic Analyst
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6353
Gloria Miller
Director of Student Services
Academic and 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 and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Heather W. Morrison
P-20 Projects Coordinator
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6626
Ricky Myers
Grounds Maintenance
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Bob Neal
Senior Economist
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6143
Tonya Neely
Business & Economic Development Coordinator
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6237
Amber Palmer
Project Coordinator

Telephone: 601.432.6362
Leigh Patterson
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6783
Kerri M. Paul
Director of Development and Community Relations
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.624.0717
John Pearce Jr.
Associate Commissioner for Finance & Administration
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6122
Sharon Phillips
Special Projects Officer
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6781
Victor Puckett
Staff Engineer
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6691

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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 and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6233
Christina Rushing
Administrative Assistant
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6147
Sharon Scott
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6692
Harry Sims
Assistant Commissioner
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6644
Ted Sledge
Senior Financial Analyst
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6758
Sharon Smith
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6289
Kathy Smith
ARM Program Literacy Specialist
Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6381
Sherry Smith
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6646
Laneal Smith
GIS Senior Project Manager for MARIS
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6324
Jim Steil
Director of MARIS Technical Center
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6354
Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner for External Relations
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.7057

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Bob Taylor
Printing Assistant
Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6396
Janna Taylor
Administrative Assistant
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6742
Ronjanett Taylor
ARM State Program Director
Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6380
Marcus Thompson
Chief Administrative Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Betty Tinsley
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6212
Casey Turnage
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6458
Steven Walker
Manager for GIS Operations
University Research Center
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
Telephone: 601.432.6556
D'Anna White
Director of University Financial Analysis
Finance and Administration
Telephone: 601.432.6142
Ronald Williams
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6692
Jay Woods
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.8110

Commissioner's Office
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Glenn Boyce
Commissioner of Higher Education
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Bridget Breithaupt
Senior Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Higher Education
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623
Alushus Cooper
Executive Assistant
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6810
Hannah Griffin
Executive Assistant
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6326
Kerri M. Paul
Director of Development and Community Relations
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.624.0717
Marcus Thompson
Chief Administrative Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623

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

Board Legal Counsel
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Glynn Babb
Emergency and Safety Officer
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6624
David Buford
Director of Risk Management
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6688
Sara DeLoach
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6287
Grace Flicker
Risk Management Specialist
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6220
Stephanie Ganucheau
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6784
Van Gillespie
Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Special Projects Officer
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6785
Leigh Patterson
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6783
Sharon Phillips
Special Projects Officer
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6781
Sharon Smith
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Legal Affairs
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.6289
Jay Woods
Special Assistant Attorney General
Board Legal Counsel
Telephone: 601.432.8110

External Relations
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Henry Anderson
Website & Systems Administrator
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6334
Caron Blanton
Director of Communications
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6333
Clotee Lewis
Coordinator of Public Affairs
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6647
Tonya Neely
Business & Economic Development Coordinator
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6237
Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner for External Relations
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.7057

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

Internal Audit
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Marion D. Alexander
Internal Auditor
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6583
Chris Halliwell
Chief Audit Executive
Internal Audit
Telephone: 601.432.6561

Real Estate & Facilities
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Ricky Barnett
Grounds Maintenance
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Jimmy Barnett
Supervisor of Facilities
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Michael Funchess
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Ricky Myers
Grounds Maintenance
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6597
Victor Puckett
Staff Engineer
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6691
Brad Rowland
Senior Analyst
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6233
Sharon Scott
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6692
Harry Sims
Assistant Commissioner
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6644
Ronald Williams
Facilities Maintenance Repairer
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6692

State Government Relations
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Stephanie T. Bullock
Complete 2 Compete Project Coordinator
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6051
Kim Gallaspy
Director of Legislative Services
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6493
Heather W. Morrison
P-20 Projects Coordinator
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6626
Casey Turnage
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Governmental Relations
Telephone: 601.432.6458

Strategic Research
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Eric S. Atchison
Director of System Analysis, Research, & Enrollment Management
Academic and Student Affairs
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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Meg Harris
Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6126
Corey B. Hicks
Loan Repayment Specialist
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6329
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
Apryll Washington
Assistant Director of Policy and Planning
Student Financial Aid
Telephone: 601.432.6577

University Research Center
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Sondra Collins
Senior Economist
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6376
Ercilla V. Dometz
Economic Planner
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6264
Craig Johnson
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6175
Howard Knight
GIS Applications Specialist for MARIS
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6504
Corey Miller
Economic Analyst
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6353
Bob Neal
Senior Economist
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6143
Laneal Smith
GIS Senior Project Manager for MARIS
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6324
Jim Steil
Director of MARIS Technical Center
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6354
Janna Taylor
Administrative Assistant
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6742
Steven Walker
Manager for GIS Operations
University Research Center
Telephone: 601.432.6149
Darrin Webb
State Economist and Director of URC
University Research Center
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: Hannah Griffin

Dr. Glenn Boyce
Commissioner of Higher Education
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623

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

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

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

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

Mr. Harry Sims
Assistant Commissioner
Real Estate and Facilities
Telephone: 601.432.6644

Mr. Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner for External Relations
External Relations
Telephone: 601.432.7057

Mr. Marcus Thompson
Chief Administrative Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Telephone: 601.432.6623