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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.

Employee Profile

Paul Joseph Caffera

University Ombuds
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(662) 915-1537
Joined UM: February 27, 2017

Brief Bio

Paul Caffera is the University of Mississippi's second, and longest-serving, Ombuds--serving in that role since February 2017. An experienced dispute- resolution practitioner, Paul reports directly to the Chancellor and helps the UM Community live the Creed. Paul helps ensure that all voices are heard without fear of reprisal and that all members of the University Community have a place to seek assistance with resolving workplace issues in a confidential and respectful manner. Paul grew up in coastal New Jersey, and earned a B.S in life science and four varsity letters at Kansas State University. Paul later earned a Master's in management from Central Michigan University. Paul also holds a B.A. in history. Paul's professional background includes supervising a laboratory for a French chemical company, performing labor relations duties for school districts in New Jersey, and human resource duties for a hospital in New York; however, most of Paul's professional life has been spent in alternative dispute resolution. For 24 years, Paul ran his own nationwide dispute resolution business. Paul has successfully arbitrated and mediated hundreds of complex and contentious employment and labor disputes, including higher education disputes involving tenured faculty, class action complaints, and seven-figure CEO and executive termination disputes.


General Administration
Central Michigan University (1987)

Committee Memberships

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