UM Professor’s Dissertation Wins Women’s History Prize

National association calls Jessica Wilkerson's work 'engagingly presented and captivating'

Jessica Wilkerson

Jessica Wilkerson

OXFORD, Miss. – For her research on women activists in Appalachia, a University of Mississippi history professor has been awarded the prestigious Lerner-Scott Prize, which the Organization of American Historians gives annually for the best doctoral dissertation on U.S. women’s history.

Jessica Wilkerson, an assistant professor of history and Southern studies, was honored for her dissertation on “Where Movements Meet: From the War on Poverty to Grassroots Feminism in the Appalachian South.” 

“I am honored to receive an award named for two of the trailblazers in U.S. women’s history, Anne Firor Scott and Gerda Lerner,” Wilkerson said. “I am also so satisfied to know that my work on Appalachian women is resonating with scholars in the broader field of U.S. women’s and gender history.”

Wilkerson’s recognition isn’t surprising, said Joseph Ward, UM professor and chair of the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History.

“This award is a terrific testament to the high quality of Dr. Wilkerson’s scholarship, and it will be a great encouragement to her future research,” Ward said. 

The OAH calls Wilkerson’s work “a beautifully written, nuanced study of the alliances forged and the grassroots movements led by women in the Appalachian South in the 1960s and 1970s.” The group also says her dissertation is “engagingly presented and captivating” and it deserves wide readership.

Wilkerson drew from a wide variety of sources, including oral history interviews, archival film footage, memorabilia, local and underground publications and manuscript collections. Her research shows how women shaped the federal War on Poverty in Appalachia and used the skills they acquired in antipoverty programs to foster social justice activism, which continued during the 1970s and beyond.

The group, which was founded in 1907 and is headquartered at the historic Raintree House on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, is described as the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history and scholarship. It has more than 7,800 members from the United States and abroad, who help with the group’s goal of excellence in the scholarship, teaching and presentation of American history, encouraging wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of history practitioners.

Seven UM Employees Receive Outstanding Staff Awards

Personnel recognized for excellence in service categories

Outstanding staff members with Chancellor Jones.  Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Outstanding staff members with Chancellor Jones. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Custodial Services employee Nora M. Ingram was all smiles Friday (May 15) after being named the University of Mississippi’s 2015 Overall Outstanding staff member.

The custodian was presented a plaque, $1,000 and two season football tickets by Chancellor Dan Jones during the annual Staff Appreciation Awards program in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

“The overall award winner this year has been with us since April of 2013, but the contribution she is making is already significant,” Jones said. “She is a role model for her peers and has proven herself to be one of the best custodians on her team. She takes pride in all that she does and is an outstanding employee. She loves her job, and it shows in her performance.”

Literally crying tears of joy as she strolled to the stage to accept her award, the Byhalia native said she was truly humbled by it.

“This was a big surprise,” said Ingram, who works the Kinard district and primarily in Howry and Faulkner halls. “I feel undeserving, but if my work makes someone’s day more enjoyable, I’m happy.”

Six other employees were equally surprised to be presented Outstanding Service Awards, including a $500 stipend, in their respective EEO categories. Winners were Linda Chitwood, associate provost for outreach, for EEO 1 (Executive and Managerial); Prelmalatha Balachandran, research scientist in the National Center for Natural Products Research, for EEO 3 (Professional Non-faculty); Steven Rideout, procurement assistant in Procurement Services; for EEO 4 (Secretarial/Clerical); Jeffrey Hannah, performing arts technical coordinator in the Department of Theatre Arts, for EEO 5 (Technical/Paraprofessional); Willard Frazier, senior carpenter in the Carpentry Shop; for EEO 6 (Skilled Crafts) and Jerry Harden, senior custodian in Custodial Services; for EEO 7 (Service Maintenance).

More than 240 UM employees were recognized during the ceremony. Those hired since May 1 were asked to stand in the assembly. Afterwards, 77 5-year, 71 10-year and 39 15-year employees were called. Each received a certificate and lapel pin in recognition of their service.

A plaque and keepsake was presented to 17 20-year, seven 25-year, six 30-year and 23 30-plus-year employees for their dedicated service to the institution. Among these was Katherine Tidwell, manager of contractual services and director of the University ID center, who received a lengthy standing ovation for her 46 years here. Having served under four chancellors, Tidwell has been a UM employee longer than anyone.

Near the program’s end, two surprise awards were presented. The first was the inaugural Daniel W. Jones M.D. Outstanding Team Service Award, which went to 34 employees known as “The A Team.” Recognized for their contributions to consistently record-breaking fall enrollments, the recipients represented the offices of Admissions, Student Housing, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Continuing Studies, Registrar, Bursar, International Programs, Leadership and Counselor Education and the Department of Mathematics.

The second award was the Staff Council Distinguished Service Award, presented to Jones for his outstanding leadership as chancellor. Hired in 2009, the outgoing senior administrator’s tenure ends in mid-September following a decision by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s board of trustees not to renew his contract. While acknowledging a failed effort to reverse the board’s decision, Jones was upbeat as he accepted the honor.

“I’ll always be a member of the University of Mississippi family,” Jones said. “As the search begins for my replacement, my sincerest desire is that this institution keeps moving forward.”

The outstanding staff awards were created in 1990 as a way to honor staff members for their contributions to the university.

“Staff members can vote for other staff members in their respective EEO categories through myOleMiss,” said Carl Hall, project coordinator of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies and president of the UM Staff Council. “The person with the most votes in their respective EEO category is recognized at our awards day ceremony.”

Anyone can nominate someone for the overall outstanding staff member, regardless of EEO category.

“Individuals wishing to nominate a staff member for the overall outstanding award submit a narrative explaining why they believe their nominee should be recognized,” Hall said. “These nomination forms then go before a committee of staff council members who choose the overall outstanding staff member.”

Congratulations to all this year’s winners! I’m look forward to celebrating a decade of employment at UM in 2016.

Library Gets New Addition to James Silver Collection

James Silver’s notes for the enlarged edition of Mississippi: The Closed Society now have a new home at the J.D. Williams Library.

James Silver’s notes for the enlarged edition of ‘Mississippi: The Closed Society’ have a new home at the J.D. Williams Library.

The University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library has acquired a unique collection of notes written by author and former UM faculty member James Silver.

Silver began teaching at the university in 1936 and served as chair of the Department of History from 1946 to 1957. He is perhaps best known for his work on the history of race relations in the state, especially the 1964 publication of “Mississippi: The Closed Society.” That same year, Silver took a leave of absence from UM and continued to teach at Notre Dame and the University of South Florida.

The collection of notes includes newspaper clippings about race relations as well as handwritten notes, thoughts and underlined sections in the articles relevant to him.

“This gift provides an important glimpse into the research process used by Dr. Silver in conjunction with this seminal work,” said Jennifer Ford, head of the special collections department and an associate professor. “These notes survive due to the noteworthy efforts of Doris Bain Thompson, and we are deeply indebted to her family for this donation.”

In 1968, Thompson was a teacher working on her master’s degree in American history when she took a course taught by Silver in Innsbruck, Austria. Following a class seminar, Silver discarded his research notes. Thompson gathered and kept what she believed to be 90 pages of research notes for the enlarged edition of “Mississippi: The Closed Society,” published in 1966.

In a letter to her family while in Austria, Thompson wrote that she was taking a “great course in race relations which I think I have already explained is being taught by James Silver, the author of ‘Mississippi: The Closed Society’ and Thursday he threw out on the seminar table his research notes on the added 120-page addition that was included in the book. … I picked up all that were left after the others had left since he was leaving them for the janitors to clean up. Must have about 50 or 60 pages on yellow foolscap. Should be great to show a class how a researcher goes about writing such a book.”

Thompson’s daughter, Mary Margaret Hansen, said her mother was a teacher who spent many summers taking courses to gain more knowledge about American history.

Thompson taught American history and English to students at Lago Oil and Transport Co.’s school in Aruba and was also a director of choral music. Hansen said her mother was multitalented and also had an intellectual curiosity that drove her to keep learning.

She added that Thompson was a very visual teacher and likely saw these notes as an opportunity to incorporate an example of original research into her own American history courses.

While looking through family belongings, Hansen came across the notes and she and her siblings decided to donate them to the university.

“We thought they would be more useful in archives, contributing to the subject matter, than they would be for us to keep them,” Hansen said. “We’re happy the papers are where they may be looked at as a small piece of a larger puzzle.”

Ford said this collection is a great asset to faculty, students and researchers studying topics dealing with race relations and Southern history.

Meet Matt Klow, May’s Staff Member of the Month

Matt Klow

Matt Klow

Matt Klow, transportation supervisor in the Facilities Management Department, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for May. To help us get to know him better, Klow answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss.

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?

Klow: Since February of 2008.

IOM: What is your hometown?

Klow: Germantown, Tennessee. 

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss memory?

Klow: The 2008 presidential debate.

IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work?

Klow: The availability to do and see a lot of different things. There is no telling what we will get into and do for the University of Mississippi.

IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Klow: Relax. In my department, we work a lot of overtime. We set up a lot of events for the campus after hours and on the weekends. So whenever we get a weekend off, we tend to enjoy it.

IOM: What is your favorite movie?

Klow: All of the “Fast and Furious” movies.

IOM: If you could have lunch with anyone alive or dead, fictional or real, who would it be and why?

Klow: Ronald Reagan. He was an interesting man and had a lot of great ideas.

IOM: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Klow: Hardworking, does what needs to be done, always on time.

To nominate a colleague for the Staff Member of the Month, email with the name of the individual you’d like to nominate as well as why you feel he or she should be recognized.

IOM: Thank You for Making This Day Possible

In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, UM Physical Plant employee Paul Goolsby helps set up chairs for graduation ceremonies that will be held in The Grove this Saturday, May 12.  Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain

In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, UM Physical Plant employee Paul Goolsby helps set up chairs for graduation ceremonies that will be held in The Grove this Saturday, May 9. Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain

Before the final days before Commencement tick away, I want to take a moment to thank all our staff and faculty members who are working diligently to ensure that everything goes perfectly. For our graduates and their families, Saturday will be the most important day of the year, a day filled with pride and celebration, marking the culmination of years of study, hard work and careful preparation.

I know that many of you are working long hours and volunteering to help with chores beyond the usual scope of your jobs, and I am grateful for your efforts. Your talent and dedication make a real difference, and even small acts of service can be critical to making this a truly special time for our students and guests.

Looking ahead, I hope you’ll take time in the coming weeks to relax and recharge. Enjoy the activities of Staff Appreciation Week. Spend time with family. Maybe take a vacation or simply enjoy a favorite activity. But most of all, be safe and come back ready for bigger and better things as the university prepares for the fall.


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Meek School Professor Wins Paragon Award

Honor recognized faculty members who use technology to create successful distance learning courses

Debora Wenger

Debora Wenger

OXFORD, Miss. – Debora Wenger, an associate professor in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, is this year’s winner of the Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching.

The university’s Department of Online Design and eLearning gives the award annually. Wenger, who was honored for her Journalism 102 class, said she’s grateful for the help she’s received from the department to make the course successful. 

“I am honored and thrilled to receive this award,” Wenger said. “I have loved the challenge of figuring out how to make this writing-intensive course meaningful for the students who take the class online. Frankly, I think I get more excited when their stories get published in the Daily Mississippian or than the students do.”

The Paragon Award recognizes UM faculty members who use technology to transcend traditional classroom instruction. The award recipient receives a $1,000 reward and a trophy. Their names are engraved on a plaque listing previous winners, which is on display in the J.D. Williams Library. Wenger was honored at the Online Design and eLearning Recognition Luncheon on April 15 at the UM Jackson Avenue Center.

The class is a key component of a journalism minor, which is a big help to students majoring in other fields, Wenger said. Several Meek School faculty members have developed online versions of their courses so anyone enrolled in the university can get a journalism minor without having to visit campus. Will Norton, dean of the Meek School, said distance learning courses are crucial for universities like UM. 

“I think distance learning courses are vital, particularly for universities that are not situated in metropolitan areas,” Norton said. “That professor Wenger is so facile at developing a required course that teaches basic skills is a reflection on her talent as a teacher and her understanding and ability to manipulate technology.”

Anne M. Klingen, director of online design and eLearning, said Wenger’s students in the online class receive lots of feedback and attention from her. 

“Deb’s commitment to students is evident; she has an extraordinarily high level of interaction with the students in her online courses,” Klingen said. “Her course is designed so each assignment builds on another, and she gives them guidance and feedback throughout the process. She also requires the students to produce stories that will be submitted for possible publication to media outlets, which motivates and challenges the students to constantly improve.”

Robin Street, a journalism lecturer, also received a Paragon Award honorable mention for her public relations distance learning class. Street’s Journalism 391 class introduces students to the public relations profession, which involves being a communicator for an organization. She said the recognition is greatly appreciated.

“This recognition is especially meaningful to me because when I first heard I was going to teach an online class, I was worried that I would not be able to learn how to build the course,” Street said. “Then I worked long and hard to learn the skills and techniques that go into creating a successful online class. To go from that initial worry to being honored for the class is very gratifying.”

Rich Gentry, assistant professor and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrpreneurship, also was recognized with an honorable mention. Gentry’s Professional Master of Business Administration 613 course is the capstone for the online MBA program at UM. The class helps them connect the information they’ve gathered over the previous two years and apply it to critical decision-making problems.

“For me, being recognized as a member of a cohort of strong online instructors is very meaningful,” Gentry said. “Laboring for hours constructing a blackboard site or meticulously going through each element of the course to ensure that it is intuitive and helpful can be a very unpleasant experience. It is nice that the award committee recognizes the people who put in that kind of effort and encourages them to keep improving.”

Jennifer Kirby-McLemore Named Inaugural Diversity Award Recipient

Honor is presented by UM Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

Director of Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement Shawnboda Deanne Mead, Meek School of Journalism Dean Will Norton, Diversity Award Recipient Jennifer Kirby-McLemore and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LeBanc.

Shawnboda Mead (left), UM journalism Dean Will Norton and Brandi Hephner LaBanc (right) congratulate award recipient Jennifer Kirby-McLemore.

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi law student Jennifer Kirby-McLemore has been named the recipient of the inaugural Treadway P. and Mark D. Strickland Diversity Award for her efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on campus and throughout the community.

The award is presented by the university’s Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement.

Kirby-McLemore has devoted much of her time to diversity awareness. As a law student, she has interned with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation; is president of OUTLaw, an organization on campus with the focus of promoting awareness of LGBT legal issues; and has worked as a student lawyer with the Mississippi Innocence Project.

Her community service work has included teaching biology and science at three underprivileged schools in north Mississippi, volunteering with the UM law school’s Pro Bono Initiative with the Family Law Clinic and LGBT Documents clinic, and, before law school, volunteering for the Coldwater Methodist Church Food Pantry.

“I never thought that all the various activities I am involved in would culminate into this,” Kirby-McLemore said. “I just felt compelled to help when and where I can – to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves or provide an echo for those already advocating for themselves.”

She has earned numerous recognitions for her academic achievements and work to promote diversity.

“It was certainly encouraging to read about the outstanding diversity-related activities that all of the applicants had experienced,” said Shawnboda Mead, director of the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. “As the inaugural recipient of the scholarship award, Jennifer Kirby-McLemore stood out among others as she exemplified the characteristics that Mark and Tread Strickland were hoping for. I am beyond grateful to Mark and Tread for their generous gift and the impact they’ll have on students for years to come.

“My hope is that students will be inspired to take advantage of even more opportunities to increase their involvement in diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

The purpose of the award is to assist a deserving undergraduate or graduate student committed to promoting diversity awareness and acceptance in continuing their education at the university.

“The vision of the Strickland Diversity Award is to assist a student who exemplifies a commitment to diversity awareness, inclusiveness and respect and to bettering our university community,” said Brandi Hephner LaBanc, vice chancellor for student affairs. “I am very grateful for Tread and Mark, as they have created a support unit for students on our campus. Their generous scholarship will allow many future students to commit themselves to pursuing a campus atmosphere that encourages dignity and respect.”

Interactive Campus Map Packed with Information, Cool Features

There are many unique features within the new campus interactive map.

There are many unique features within the new interactive campus map.

When you’re trying to locate a building or find information about a campus location, there are several ways to go about it. You could try awkward folding printed maps or ask nice Southern gentlemen and ladies walking to class for help. But the most efficient and easiest method to finding your way around campus is in your hand (or on your laptop).

The Ole Miss interactive map features customized 3-D models of campus buildings, including high-resolution imagery, 360-degree panoramic exterior views and a narrated virtual campus tour that assist in telling our unique story. The map allows you to search for college buildings and facilities by name and through the use of categorized map markers. And the custom image map created from actual renderings makes individual buildings easy to identify.

The white-paneled navigation tool allows users to select categories for an “at-a-glance” view of venues in relation to landmarks, such as the Grove or the Lyceum, along with detailed information about each location. New freshman can identify academic buildings, residence halls and offices around campus, while upperclassmen and staff can view information about campus events, parking, safety and accessibility. Also, visitors can view the virtual campus tour from anywhere and get a sense and feel of Ole Miss. The map is accessible on mobile devices and easy to use, so giving directions to family or guests should be easy.

Here are five features/layers on the map that you should check out:

Ole Miss Video Tour – You can take a virtual tour of the “Most Beautiful Campus” and not only view important locations, but hear from students about the history that makes Ole Miss unique.

Construction Areas – Having trouble getting through campus because you aren’t sure if you will get hung up by construction? Click on the bottom layer for the most up-to-date information about road closures and building construction to map out your drive.

360-Degree Panoramas – Have you ever stood on the field turf at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium? If you’d like to see what that looks like, you can, along with 25 other locations that give you a really cool 360-degree view.

Services – Having trouble finding an ATM, a quiet place to study or a bus stop? Click this link to find useful information along with important accessibility information. “Heart defibribulator? Check Hume Hall.” “Lactation room? There’s one in Peabody.” See? Easy.

Commencement – Need a one-stop location to find student lineup info, parking instructions or shuttle stops? Check your phone. Hungry waiting for your school’s ceremony? Go to and click the “Commencement” link and check it out.

Meet Jean Munson, April’s Staff Member of the Month

Jean Munson

Jean Munson

Jean Munson, administrative coordinator I in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for April. To help us get to know her better, Munson answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss.

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? 

Munson: 5 years

IOM: What is your hometown? 

Munson: North Tonawanda, New York. 

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss memory?

Munson: I think my favorite Ole Miss memory is graduation day.  I truly look forward to that day each year.  It is such an honor to be part of and share in that awesome milestone with our students.  

IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work? 

Munson: I really enjoy being around the students, working with them, and watching them grow – they also keep me young!

IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work? 

Munson: I love spending lots of time with my daughter and watching her cheer for her high school teams, playing with my dogs and being outside in my garden.

IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list? 

Munson: To return to Europe and enjoy a fabulous vacation.

IOM: What is your favorite movie?

Munson: The Sound of Music

IOM: What is a fun fact about you?

Munson: I love flamingos.  If I thought for one moment that my Homeowners Association would allow it, I would have a bunch of them in my yard, fake of course.  What would be more fun than that?

To nominate a colleague for the Staff Member of the Month, email with the name of the individual you’d like to nominate as well as why you feel he or she should be recognized.

Parking Changes Ahead for Fall Semester (Student Info First)

The new parking garage will open soon offering 350 spots.

The new parking garage will open soon offering 350 spots.

The University of Mississippi is growing, and parking areas are changing to accommodate that growth. As a result, the number of parking permits available will increase slightly this year.

“The increase will help us continue our parking lot maintenance and new lot construction,” said Mike Harris, director of parking and transportation. “It will also help with the garage, along with increase costs associated with transportation.”

Here are the changes ahead for the 2015 fall semester:


This year, all students will be able to purchase their parking permit by date, based on their classification, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the permits varies. Here are the release dates:

– Commuters

Cost: Main campus, $150; Park-and-Ride, $75

July 10 – Seniors and graduate students (90 or more credit hours completed)

July 13 – Juniors (60-89 hours completed)

July 14 – Sophomores (30-59 hours completed)

July 15 – Freshmen (0-29 hours completed)

Commuter permits are limited and once all main campus permits are sold, students will have the option to purchase a park-and-ride permit.

Commuter park-and-ride permit holders will be able to park at the Jackson Avenue Center or the South Lot at the corner of Highway 6 and Old Taylor Road to get to campus.

– Residents

Cost: $200

July 16 – Residential West (Kincannon, Pittman, Burns and Minor halls)

July 17 – Residential Central (Brown, Crosby, Deaton, Hefley, Stewart, Martin and Stockard halls, and Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Delta Pi)

July 20 – Residential East (Residential College South, Residential College North, Residential Hall No. 1, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Mu)

July 21 – Residential South (formerly Fraternity Parking and Village) and Campus Walk (Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Psi, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Village, Campus Walk)

– Overflow (Residential park-and-ride)

Cost: $100

All residential overflow will be located at the Whirlpool parking lot. The new bus system at Whirlpool (Silver Route) will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday with on-call service from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

This is the same service offered at the Jackson Avenue Center lot, but residential overflow will move to Whirlpool to accommodate more vehicles. Additional lighting, cameras and on-site security will be added to the lot.

About 65 percent of students living on campus brought a vehicle this school year, Harris said. Due to limited parking, this displaced 310 residents to the park-and-ride lot at the JAC. As new residence halls open next year, an estimated 525 to 550 vehicles will be displaced. If student residents do not absolutely need a vehicle on campus, Harris recommends they utilize other transportation options on campus. These include Zipcar, Zimride, bicycles and various transit routes.

– Additions

The Kennon Observatory bus stop will be under construction this summer to transform it into a transit hub, providing a central campus drop-off spot for students and making the bus a better option. A new commuter parking lot will also be added near the track facility on Hill Drive that will open this fall.


Faculty and Staff

– Parking Permits

Faculty-staff parking permits will be available for purchase July 22 and will cost $160 for the year. Reserved spaces for faculty-staff will cost $750.

– Pavilion Garage

The Pavilion parking garage will open soon with 350 spaces reserved for faculty and staff. A garage permit will cost $550 and guarantees the holder a space. Faculty and staff can experience a free trial period this summer at the garage by contacting The garage will have additional parking spaces for visitors, who will pay upon exit. The cost for visitor parking in the garage will be $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour, not exceeding $10 in a 24-hour period.

– Rebel Drive

As Rebel Drive is extended to Fraternity Drive, the Data Center faculty-staff lot will gain about 80 parking spaces. The parallel parking spaces along Rebel Drive will be eliminated to improve bus routes and allow for a pull-over area for buses, with the possibility of sidewalks and bike lanes to be added later. Even with the elimination of those spaces, faculty-staff spaces will still have a net gain as the Data Center lot is expanded.

– Tad Smith Coliseum Lot

The Tad Smith Coliseum lot will remain a faculty-staff parking area until the Pavilion is completed. Upon completion of the arena, the spaces near the Turner Center will become faculty-staff parking once again, which will, in turn, allow the Tad Smith lot to return to a commuter lot.


Other Permit Costs

Daily Visitor – $3

Monthly Visitor – $45

Annual Visitor – $200

Satellite Residential – $100

Staff Low Option – $80

Vendor/Contractor – $135

Retiree – $60