Lisa Stone

Strategic Communications Director

Lisa Goodwin Stone

In her role as director of strategic communications for University Marketing & Communications, Lisa provides development and oversight of comprehensive communication strategies including how the university effectively engages internal and external audiences.


For more than two decades, Lisa’s passion for the mission of the University of Mississippi has fueled her career path with various roles that focus on the development and oversight of comprehensive communication strategies. 

Early in her career at the university, she coordinated several statewide collaborations including Space Grant Fellowship Program, Community College Initiative, NASA EPSCoR, Mississippi Space Commerce Initiative and Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions.  

Currently, Lisa serves in University Marketing & Communications leading efforts for executive communications, internal communications, crisis communications/issues management, university-wide special projects and integrated institutional messaging. 

Lisa has been recognized for her contributions including a 2023 CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Award for the 60th Anniversary of Integration commemoration and a 2023 CASE Best of District III Award for the annual Journey to Commencement campaign.


B.A. Political Science, Loyola University in New Orleans (1993)

M.A. Political Science, The University of Mississippi (1997)