Eduardo Prieto Named UM Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Higher education, enrollment management veteran joins Ole Miss in senior university position

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime higher education veteran with vast experience in enrollment management and student recruitment, Eduardo Prieto has been named the University of Mississippi‘s first vice chancellor for enrollment management. Prieto, a native of Oklahoma, will bring to the university more than 20 years of expertise from the higher education landscape with experienceRead the story …

Andrea Jekabsons Named UM Chief Human Resources Officer

Experienced HR professional has led improvements to campus employee and wellness programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Jekabsons, a longtime human resources professional with extensive experience in higher education, has been named the chief human resources officer at the University of Mississippi. Jekabsons, who has worked at the university since 2006, has nearly 30 years of human resources and employee relations experience within various industries, including higher education,Read the story …

Pharmacy School Forms Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Panel aims to develop, implement and sustain diversity efforts at school

OXFORD, Miss. – Committed to strengthening opportunities and a supportive atmosphere, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has formed a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee. The committee will promote an inclusive learning and work environment, evaluate school climate and develop proposed interventions, assess and support efforts in recruiting a diverse student population andRead the story …

UM Offers New Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

School of Applied Sciences to launch new program in 2021

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in June 2021, students who want to pursue a career as a certified athletic trainer can get the Master of Science in Athletic Training they need for the job through the University of Mississippi‘s School of Applied Sciences. The MSAT program is designed to provide students with diverse academic and clinicalRead the story …

Pandemic Provides Possibilities for Mentorship

Theatre and film alumni give students a glimpse into professional world of TV, stage work

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid shifting plans resulting from the ongoing global pandemic, professors in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi found new opportunities for students this fall by bringing in a diverse roster of alumni as guest speakers for a series of virtual master classes. The idea began in theRead the story …

‘Distinguished Statesman’ William Winter Recalled as Tireless Advocate

Former governor, Ole Miss alumnus amassed remarkable 75 years of public service

OXFORD, Miss. – A former governor and champion of education and racial reconciliation initiatives whose public service career started while a University of Mississippi student, William Winter died this weekend, leaving behind a lasting legacy throughout the Magnolia State and beyond. Winter, who was known broadly as “Mississippi’s education governor” and accounted for nearly 75Read the story …

Alumnus Hopes to Help Students Avoid His Mistakes

Salmon provides support to Magee Center after turning his life around

OXFORD, Miss. – Farley “Fel” Salmon III, son of the late University of Mississippi football great Farley Salmon Jr., credits time served in a Mississippi prison with changing his life. Now, he’s ready to pay it forward. Incarcerated for drug-related convictions, Salmon, a 1978 Ole Miss graduate, deepened his faith through a Christian ministry/12-step groupRead the story …

Voice of Guidance to Thousands of Students, Linda Spargo Retires

Fixture of the Lyceum served students and families, taught classes and supported university growth

OXFORD, Miss. – One July day in 1995, Linda Spargo received a surprising invitation to the Lyceum. She had recently completed her doctorate in English and was co-founder and director of the University of Mississippi‘s first-ever Writing Center. Impressed by her talents, then-Chancellor Robert Khayat wanted to know if she’d help him out with aRead the story …

UM Graduate Raises Awareness and Funds for Cancer Prevention

Double alumnus promotes Real Men Wear Pink Campaign through state public health role

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Martin, who earned degrees from the University of Mississippi in 2003 and 2012, is proud to wear pink this holiday season, instead of the traditional red and white. As a graduate of the bachelor’s program in exercise science and master’s program in health promotion, Martin was well prepared for his roleRead the story …

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Soars in Rankings

UM program makes improvements on research, clinical spaces

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders among the nation’s best. Ranked at No. 61 among public universities, the department remains the top-ranked in Mississippi and is among the top 100 programs in the United States. The Ole Miss program is No.Read the story …