Chavis, Simmons Receive Provost’s Office Promotions

New associate, assistant provosts eager to help faculty serve students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi community members have been promoted to executive positions in the Office of the Provost. Virginia Rougon Chavis and Jennifer Simmons have been named associate provost and assistant provost, respectively. They will assist Noel Wilkin, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, in supervising personnel and supporting officeRead the story …

Trusted Campus Physician Retires After 17 Years of Service

Dr. Jean Gispen praised for providing exceptional care during her time at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Jean Gispen always makes time for her patients. She sits them down, walks them through their diagnosis and answers their questions in detail. That care and concern is what she is known for as a staff physician at the University of Mississippi‘s Employee Health Service. After her retirement on July 1,Read the story …

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with Ole Miss ties among 2022 award winners

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. Ole Miss alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are William Dunlap and Kenneth Holditch, recipients of the Noel PolkRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Brings Interprofessional Experience to Classroom

Sally Earl's clinical work is offering insights for students

OXFORD, Miss. – Sally Earl’s career has been defined by a willingness to collaborate with those in and out of the pharmacy profession. A clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, her work extends beyond the classroom. When Earl joined the school in 2017, she worked with theRead the story …

Staff Appreciation Week Offers Variety of Events

Ole Miss employees to engage in week of activities, be honored for service May 31-June 3

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Staff Council will celebrate Ole Miss staff members May 31-June 3 with a variety of fun and engaging activities during Staff Appreciation Week. The weeklong celebration will include learning opportunities, fun and active events, and social gatherings. Faculty and staff members also are invited to access the TurnerRead the story …

Andrea Hickerson Named Dean of School of Journalism and New Media

Respected administrator brings expertise in 21st century practices, research into deepfakes

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hickerson, an internationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator, is joining the University of Mississippi as dean of the School of Journalism and New Media. Her appointment was approved Thursday (May 19) by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees at its May meeting. Hickerson begins her new role JulyRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Kenneth J. Sufka and Robert Van Ness honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of 50 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Kenneth J. Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, and Robert Van Ness, holder of the Bruce Moore Chair in Finance, were appointed the honorific title FridayRead the story …

Kristie Willett Receives University’s Top Research Award

BioMolecular Sciences chair shares toxicology expertise with students, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes parents are the best role models to follow. Kristie Willett may be an example of that. Lynn B. Willett, now a retired animal science and toxicology professor from Ohio State University, showed his daughter, Kristie, the world of toxicology from a young age. Kristie attended her first Society of Toxicology, orRead the story …

Red and Blue Celebration Honors Graduating Staff Members

Annual event recognizes 23 UM employees for overcoming challenges, earning degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi staff members who have earned degrees while working were recognized for their accomplishments Wednesday (May 4) at the annual Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement. Twenty-three employees who are receiving bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees during 2022 Commencement exercises this weekend were honored at noon in Gertrude C.Read the story …

Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been selected as this year’s Frist StudentRead the story …