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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.

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Joined UM: December 31, 1969

Areas of Expertise

  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
  • HIGHER EDUCATION - STUDENT SERVICES
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • STUDENT AFFAIRS
  • STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Brief Bio

Mr. Ryan Upshaw currently serves as Assistant Dean for Student Services with the School of Engineering. As Assistant Dean, he manages a variety of undergraduate student services areas. Previously, Ryan held positions with the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Office of Admissions. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel - both from the University of Mississippi. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in education. In 2015, he was named Outstanding Staff Member by the Black Student Union and he was named Outstanding NPHC Chapter Advisor by the Order of Omega in 2016 and 2017. Also in 2017, he was named a recipient of the Lift Every Voice Award. In 2018, he was named a recipient of the Thomas Frist Student Service Award and was named to the Top 50 Under 40 Class of 2018 by the Mississippi Business Journal. He serves on numerous university committees and served as 2010-2011 Staff Council President. He serves as advisor to the Eta Beta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa society and Lambda Sigma society. Ryan also serves on the National Board of Directors for Lambda Sigma Honor Society and the National Advisory Council for Omicron Delta Kappa Society. He volunteers with the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program, serves on the steering committee for Leadership Lafayette and serves as president of the LOU United Way Board of Directors.

Degrees

BA
Psychology
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY MISSISSIPPI (2006)
MA
Higher Education
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY MISSISSIPPI (2008)

Committee Memberships

FA - Engineering Scholarship Committee
UG Application Selection Committee
Financial Aid Scholarship Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
Honors College Scholarship Committee
Other Kind of Committee

Awards

Frist Service Award
2018