Rob Jolly

Director of Contracts Management & Counsel

Rob Jolly


Rob serves as the Director of Contracts Management and Counsel.  In this role, Rob oversees the contract activities for the University of Mississippi by providing strategic planning, contract administration, business negotiation and performance measurements.  Rob also reviews contracts for compliance with the policies of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the policies of the University of Mississippi, federal, state, and local laws.

Rob has been with Ole Miss since 2013, previously serving as Assistant General Counsel and Director of Development.  As a result, Rob has extensive experience with transactional matters impacting colleges/universities and maintains diverse institutional knowledge specific to Ole Miss.

Prior to joining Ole Miss, Rob was a litigation attorney with Jones Walker and served as a law clerk to Chief United States Magistrate Judge John M. Roper.  Rob has both his undergraduate and law degrees from Ole Miss.  When not working, Rob enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors, and cheering on Ole Miss sports.  Rob and his wife Rebecca are the proud parents to two fun and creative boys — Winston and Mac.


B.A. Southern Studies, The University of Mississippi (2002)

B.A. Law, The University of Mississippi (2002)

J.D. Law, The University of Mississippi (2006)