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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

MAURICE R EFTINK

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PROVOST/VC FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
ASSOCIATE PROVOST, PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY DIRECTOR OF ACCREDITATION AND INTERM DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
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137 LYCEUM
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5974
Joined UM: 08/15/1978

Areas of Expertise

  • CHEMISTRY
  • CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS
  • CHEMISTRY, ENZYMES
  • CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC
  • CHEMISTRY, PROTEIN STRUCTURE

Brief Bio

Maurice Eftink became Associate Provost and Dean of UM’s Graduate School in 1998. Previously, Eftink was a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UM, having joined this Department in 1978 after obtaining his PhD from the University of Missouri in 1976 doing a post-doc at the University of Virginia. During his faculty career he published over 100 research articles and book chapters, received over $2 million in federal research funding, and received the Faculty Achievement Award, one of the highest recognitions given by the University. Since becoming Graduate Dean, Eftink has obtained over $8.5 million in external funding to support graduate education initiatives. One of these projects is the National Science Foundation funded Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi (AGEM), which is a state-wide consortium of universities for the purpose of enhancing the success of minority students in obtaining doctoral degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering. In December 2003, Eftink and the Graduate Student Council were awarded the Council of Graduate School’s/Petersons Award for Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education. The Graduate School has also won state- wide recognition in 2006 for its innovative use of technology in processing graduate applications. Eftink’s other duties include being the SACS liaison, being in charge of preparing the institution’s reaccreditation report, and working with our Information Technology office to implement a number of academic related projects. He also is co-PI on a Hearin Foundation grant to establish a Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Degrees

BS
CHEMISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (1973)
PHD
BIOCHEMISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (1976)

Committee Memberships

Absence Policy Review Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee
Dual and Second Degree Policy
Task Force
University Standing Committee
Faculty Activity Report Task Force
Task Force
General Education Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
Innovative STEM Education-VCRSP
Task Force
University Standing Committee
Interdisciplinary Science Course
Task Force
Provost - Student Appeals Policy Review
Task Force
Repeating A Course & Forgiveness Policy
Task Force
STEM-Facilities & Infrastructure
Other Kind of Committee
STEM-Innovative Teaching & Learning
Other Kind of Committee
STEM-Stud Recruit/Reten/Career Placemnt
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee
UM STEM Advisory Council
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

Faculty Achievement Award
1987
Award for Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education
2013