Senior Leadership Group

The University of Mississippi's senior leadership team consists of highly qualified administrators overseeing key areas across campus.

We are here to serve the Ole Miss community

The SLG is committed to fostering academic excellence, innovation, and inclusivity across campus. Led by the Chancellor, this group includes Provosts, Vice Chancellors, and other high-ranking administrators who collectively steer the institution toward its goals. Their collaborative efforts are instrumental in shaping policies, initiatives, and strategic directions that uphold Ole Miss's longstanding traditions while embracing progressive advancements in higher education.

At the heart of the SLG group lies a dedication to nurturing a vibrant campus community where students, faculty, and staff thrive intellectually, socially, and personally. Through transparent communication and thoughtful decision-making, these leaders cultivate an environment conducive to learning, discovery, and holistic development.

By prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, they endeavor to create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere where individuals from all backgrounds feel valued and empowered to excel. Guided by a shared vision for the university's future, the senior leadership group at Ole Miss remains steadfast in its commitment to upholding the institution's legacy while continuously adapting to meet the evolving needs of its constituents and society at large.

Senior Leadership

The SLG oversees key areas including academic affairs, research, student life, finance, athletics, development, strategic planning, and more to foster excellence at Ole Miss. 
Glenn Boyce

Glenn Boyce

  • Chancellor
Joseph Carter

Joseph Carter

  • Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics
Gregory Easson

Gregory Easson

  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, and Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Steven Holley

Steven Holley

  • Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
Shawnboda Mead

Shawnboda Mead

  • Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement
Charlotte Parks

Charlotte Parks

  • Vice Chancellor for Development
Charlotte Pegues

Charlotte Pegues

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education
Eduardo Prieto

Eduardo Prieto

  • Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
John Purdom

John Purdom

  • Chief Executive Officer of Alumni Affairs
Perry Sansing

Perry Sansing

  • Associate General Counsel and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Governmental Affairs
David Whitcomb

David Whitcomb

  • Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Noel Wilkin

Noel Wilkin

  • Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
LouAnn Woodward

LouAnn Woodward

  • Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean of the School of Medicine UMMC
Jim Zook

Jim Zook

  • Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications

Department of Administration and Finance

The Administration and Finance division is committed to providing quality service that supports the academic, research, and professional programs at the University of Mississippi.

Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (Division)

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement supports the mission of UM by transforming people, institutions, and communities through partnership, access, and engagement that fosters belonging, enriches learning and development, enhances research, and creates equitable opportunities for all.

Office of Development

Our office is helping to drive the University forward through initiatives that will lead to the creation of new scholarships, programs, and facilities.

Office of Admissions

We are here to help guide you through the admissions process at Ole Miss.

Office of Student Affairs

We are a staff of professional educators who strive to enhance the student experience at the University of Mississippi.

University Marketing and Communications

University Marketing and Communications is a community of passionate storytellers and creative professionals driven to capture, share and distribute the enduring experiences created on our campuses every day. We strive to align, engage, inspire, and connect the University of Mississippi with all stakeholders who know or seek to know Ole Miss.

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost oversees the entire academic enterprise of the University of Mississippi, including budgets, faculty matters, academic issues, policies, accreditation, interactions with our governing board as they relate to academic issues, planning and strategic issues, student services, research, and minority and diversity support programs.

Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the University of Mississippi, including its academic units and departments.

Academic Deans

Donna West Strum

Donna West Strum

  • Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Executive Director of the Research Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor of Pharmacy Administration, and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tony Ammeter

Tony Ammeter

  • Director of Outreach & Continuing Studies, Associate Provost, Dean of General Studies and Associate Professor of Management & Management Information Systems
Fred Slabach

Fred Slabach

  • Dean of the School of Law and Professor of Law
Cecilia Botero

Cecilia Botero

  • Dean and Professor of University Libraries
Peter Grandjean

Peter Grandjean

  • Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Professor of Exercise Science
Viola Acoff

Viola Acoff

  • Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Lee Cohen

Lee Cohen

  • Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Psychology
Ken Cyree

Ken Cyree

  • Dean of the School of Business Administration and Professor of Finance
David Rock

David Rock

  • Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Ethel Scurlock

Ethel Scurlock

  • Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
Wallace Wilder

Wallace Wilder

  • Dean and KPMG Chair of Accountancy
Annette Kluck

Annette Kluck

  • Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education
Andrea Hickerson

Andrea Hickerson

  • Dean of the School of Journalism and New Media and Professor of Journalism