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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Administrator Profile

DONALD R COLE

PROVOST/VC FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
ASSISTANT PROVOST AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
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129 LYCEUM
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1712
Joined UM: 08/07/1993

Areas of Expertise

  • ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
  • DIVERSITY PROGRAMMING
  • EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
  • FACULTY STAFF RECRUITMENT
  • GENERAL ANALYSIS
  • GRADUATE EDUCATION
  • MULTI-CULTURAL PROGRAMMING
  • PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Brief Bio

Dr. Donald R. Cole is an administrator and faculty member at the University of Mississippi. In his capacities as Assistant Provost and Assistant to the Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and a member of the Chancellor's Executive Staff. Dr. Cole plays an active leadership role in policy making, teaching, research, and diversification at the Universit He attended high school in Jackson, Mississippi, and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Mississippi, M.A degrees from both the State University of New York and the University of Michigan and a Bachelor Degree from Tougaloo College. Believing that education is the “great equalizer” and the central feature in the prevailing endurance of mankind, Dr. Cole is stern advocate for education, particularly for minority students. He devotes his time and energy to projects and causes that promotes the schooling, teaching, training and guidance opportunities of our children – particularly towards advanced degrees. Dr. Cole's research area is Partial Differential Equations (PDEs. He teaches courses in PDEs, Special Topics, Geometry, Differential Equations and Calculus. He holds several grants for which he is either Principal Investigator (PI) or CoPI. Dr. Cole is originally from Jackson, Mississippi. In plays a very active role within the community with leadership roles in humanity, service and religious organization. His wife, Marcia, works in academia and is a minister of the Gospel and they have three children, Donald II , Mariah and William .

Degrees

MA
APPLIED MATH
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN/DEARBORN, MICHIGAN (1974)
MA
MATHEMATICS
NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY/ALBANY, NEW YORK (1977)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee
Grad School - Minimum Stipend
Ad Hoc Committee
Innovative STEM Education-VCRSP
Task Force
University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

Frist Service Award
2001
Award for Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education
2004