Alumna joins University Libraries as development officer

The University of Mississippi Libraries welcomed alumna Angela Barlow (BBA 09) as its new development officer on June 17.

A native of Texarkana, Texas, Barlow has worked as growth and development coordinator for Security Card Services in Oxford for three years, building relationships with the company’s partners across the United States and working to meet their needs through service, support, growth and training.

Barlow said she is excited to work with the University Libraries and its supporters.

“The libraries are truly the center, heart and soul of our campus,” Barlow said. “I look forward to working with others who are passionate about advancing the facility, preserving its history, and exposing the many treasures and works it holds within its walls.”

In her free time, Barlow is an active volunteer in the community and enjoys the arts. She has trained in ballet since the age of 3 and worked as director of the lower school division and dance instructor for Oxford Ballet School.

She said working for the university has always been a goal.

“I enjoy being active in the Oxford community, and being part of the university community is something I have been interested in since the day I walked across the graduation stage,” Barlow said.

Barlow replaces longtime development officer Michael Upton, who joined the UM School of Applied Sciences as director of development Feb. 1. She will also serve as development officer for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts and the UM Museum.

“I’m so pleased to have Angela join the development team,” said Julia Rholes, dean of University Libraries. “She’s very committed to this university and has a strong desire to bring more attention and resources to the library. I also believe that supporters of the library will really enjoy working with Angela.”

To contact Barlow, call 662-915-3181 or e-mail