Office of the Provost

WHAT WE DO

The Office of the Provost oversees the entire academic enterprise of the University of Mississippi, including budgets, faculty matters, academic issues, policies, accreditation, interactions with our governing board as they relate to academic issues, planning and strategic issues, student services, research, and minority and diversity support programs.

Provost Staff

The Provost staff members attend to an array of administrative matters. The team assists the Provost with academic and operational planning, management, research, marketing, and communications. The Staff comprises a dynamic team that meets regularly.
Richard Forgette

Richard Forgette

  • Associate Provost and Professor of Political Science
Virginia Chavis

Virginia Chavis

  • Associate Provost and Professor of Art
Tony Ammeter

Tony Ammeter

  • Director of Outreach & Continuing Studies, Associate Provost, Dean of General Studies and Associate Professor of Management & Management Information Systems
Jennifer Simmons

Jennifer Simmons

  • Assistant Provost
Richard Bradley

Richard Bradley

  • Business Manager for Academic Affairs
Julie Glasco

Julie Glasco

  • Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives
Susan Foust

Susan Foust

  • Executive Assistant
Meredith Fleming

Meredith Fleming

  • Executive Assistant
Sarah Griffith

Sarah Griffith

  • Executive Assistant

Reporting Units

Graduate School

The mission of the Graduate School is to provide leadership, coordination and administrative structure to support the graduate programs at the university. This office functions as the central entity for students, faculty and staff involved in graduate education. It is also our responsibility to implement Graduate School policies to assure compliance with standards, quality and integrity among all of the graduate programs.

Croft Institute for International Studies

The Croft Institute is the center of academic excellence for students who want to transcend the horizons of their local community, their region, and the nation as a whole.

Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts enriches the intellectual and cultural environment of the University of Mississippi and the region by providing a venue for programming in performing arts, public affairs and the humanities.

The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses

The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses complex serves as a cultural center for the university community and beyond. Among its holdings are Southern folk art, Greek and Roman antiquities, 19th century scientific instruments, and American fine art. Part of the museum complex includes William Faulkner's home, Rowan Oak and Walton-Young Historic House—once home to critic and satirist Stark Young.

Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance

The University of Mississippi’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance (EORC) is responsible for compliance with federal laws and regulations pertaining to the fair treatment of faculty, staff, and students, which includes the application of Title IX and Title VII, and upholds equal employment opportunity to ensure equal access to the University.

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) is responsible for the development, promotion, and support of all global engagement activities on campus. Our goal is the comprehensive internationalization of the university, and the development of our students, faculty, and staff as global citizens.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning promotes exemplary teaching and meaningful learning at the University of Mississippi. We serve the UM teaching community by supporting the awareness and adoption of inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices and acting as a hub for the study and dissemination of research on teaching.

Office of the Registrar

Responsibilities of the Office of the Registrar include registration of students for classes, recording of class grades on official university records, maintaining and supplying transcripts of students’ academic work and processing course withdrawals.

Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence

The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) helps students prepare for the manufacturing industry through educational programs, extension services, and economic development initiatives.

Office of Information Technology

Our office advances the mission of the University by providing superior information technology services to our clients through teamwork, partnership, and innovation.

Division of Outreach and Continuing Education

The mission of the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education is to serve the University and the community by facilitating and providing high-quality learning experiences.

Trent Lott Leadership Institute

The Trent Lott Leadership Institute identifies young people and prepares them for leadership positions in the state or nation. By merging comprehensive leadership techniques with global consciousness, we produce informed leaders for the future.

Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning

Elevating inquiry to empower effective decision making.

Academic Deans

Donna West Strum

Donna West Strum

  • Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Executive Director of the Research Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor of Pharmacy Administration, and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tony Ammeter

Tony Ammeter

  • Director of Outreach & Continuing Studies, Associate Provost, Dean of General Studies and Associate Professor of Management & Management Information Systems
Fred Slabach

Fred Slabach

  • Dean of the School of Law and Professor of Law
Cecilia Botero

Cecilia Botero

  • Dean and Professor of University Libraries
Peter Grandjean

Peter Grandjean

  • Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Professor of Exercise Science
Viola Acoff

Viola Acoff

  • Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Lee Cohen

Lee Cohen

  • Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Psychology
Ken Cyree

Ken Cyree

  • Dean of the School of Business Administration and Professor of Finance
David Rock

David Rock

  • Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Ethel Scurlock

Ethel Scurlock

  • Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
Wallace Wilder

Wallace Wilder

  • Dean and KPMG Chair of Accountancy
Annette Kluck

Annette Kluck

  • Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education
Andrea Hickerson

Andrea Hickerson

  • Dean of the School of Journalism and New Media and Professor of Journalism