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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.

Faculty Profile

Patricia Kay Digby

Social Work
Visiting Instructor in Social Work
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205 Garland
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7336
Joined UM: August 17, 2018

Brief Bio

Patricia Digby received her BBA at the University of MS and her MSW from the University of Southern MS. She has worked in Child Welfare for 30+ years as a frontline Protection Worker, Adoption Specialist in the public sector and then in the private, non-profit sector as a Director of a Therapeutic Girls' Home. She then opened a private adoption program for children from the foster care system in conjunction with a therapeutic foster care program. She also piloted the first post adoption program for families who have adopted children with special needs, which continues in operation. She is currently serving as the Training Director for the On-going training of MS Dept. of Human Services front line staff with UM's Child Welfare Training Academy. She also serves as adjunct instructor for social work classes.


Business Administration
The University of Mississippi (1981)
Social Work
University of Southern Mississippi (1989)