MLK Celebration to Feature Colorado College President

UM alumnus Mike Edmonds to discuss importance of building community in times of chaos during virtual event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” as part of the Community-Wide MLK Celebration 2021. This year’s celebration, which will take place virtually at 6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 15), is headlined by MikeRead the story …

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 …

Top Ole Miss News Stories of 2020

Year-end review showcases highlights, achievements across UM

OXFORD, Miss. – What a year. As 2020 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the top, fun and engaging University of Mississippi news stories from a year that was unlike any other. For 10th Year, UM Ranks Among Top Public Universities Nationally The University of Mississippi ranked in theRead 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 …

University Community Mourns ‘Bright Light’ Jackie Certion

Colleagues recall administrator's powerful presence, devoted support to student success

OXFORD, Miss. – Remembered fondly as “one of the brightest lights on our campus,” Jacqueline “Jackie” Certion is being mourned by the University of Mississippi community as a tireless advocate for Ole Miss students and a beacon of hope to many. Assistant director of the Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack, Program 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 …