Meet Dewey Knight, December’s Staff Member of the Month

Dewey Knight listens to speakers at his retirement reception. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Dewey Knight, associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for December. To help us get to know him better, he answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss.

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?

Knight: I came to Ole Miss as a freshman in the fall of 1966 – 52 years ago. My current employment began 21½ years ago

IOM: What is your hometown?

Knight: Oxford, Mississippi

IOM: Talk about your favorite Ole Miss memory. 

Knight: I have so many fond memories. My receiving the Thomas F. Frist Student Service Award in 2012 was special.

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

Knight: Working with and teaching our students.

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

Knight: Spend time with family, including my dog, Little One.

IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list?

Knight: Visit the Holy Land

IOM: What is your favorite movie?

Knight: “Lawrence of Arabia”

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition?

Knight: Groving

IOM: What is a fun fact about you?

Knight: I attended what were at the time both the longest college football game (Ole Miss vs. Arkansas) and the longest professional football game (Houston Oilers vs. Dallas Texans in the old AFL).

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

Knight: St. Paul because he changed the history of Western civilization.

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

Knight: Seeker of the truth

IOM: If you could visit one time or place in world history (past, present or future), what would it be?

Knight: Raising of the American flag by the Marines on Iwo Jima during World War II

IOM: If I could be an animal for a day I would be _____.

Knight: My dog

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