Mississippi Public Universities

Nursing Deans and Directors
Alcorn State University:
Dr. Janelle Baker
Graduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4304

Dr. Rebecca Fairchild
Associate Dean & Interim Director, Undergraduate Nursing Programs
601.304.4226

Dr. Linda Godley
Director, Accreditation & Retention, School of Nursing
601.304.4302

Dr. Debra Spring
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing
601.304.4301

Belhaven University:
Dr. Barbara Johnson
Dean, School of Nursing
601.968.8935

Coahoma Community College:
Ms. Beverly Overton
Dean of Health Sciences
662.621.4257

Ms. Lorean Willingham
Director, Associate Degree Nursing Program
662.621.4694

Copiah-Lincoln Community College:
Ms. Mary Ann Flint
Director, Associate Degree Nursing
601.643.8414

Delta State University:
Dr. Vicki Bingham
Chair of Academic Programs, Robert E. Smith School of Nursing
662.846.4257

Dr. Lizabeth Carlson
Dean, Robert E. Smith School of Nursing
662.846.4268

Dr. Shelby Polk
Director, Nurse Practitioner Program (MSN & DNP)
662.846.4263

East Central Community College:
Mrs. Denita Thomas
Dean of Healthcare Education and Director of Associate Degree Nursing
601.635.6294

East Mississippi Community College:
Ms. Patricia L. Clowers
Director of Nursing and Allied Health
662.243.1998

Hinds Community College:
Dr. Libby Mahaffey
Dean, Nursing and Allied Health
601.376.4950

Holmes Community College:
Dr. LaWanda Herron
Director, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
662.227.2305

Itawamba Community College:
Dr. Kristi Dempsey
Interim Program Director, Associate Dean of Nursing
662.620.5205

Jones County Junior College:
Ms. Erin Knight
Chair, Division of Associate Degree Nursing
601.477.4019

Meridian Community College:
Dr. Betty W. Davis
Dean of Nursing, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
601.484.8745

Mississippi College:
Dr. Kimberly Sharp
Dean, School of Nursing
601.925.3278

Mississippi Delta Community College:
Ms. Denise Young
Director, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
662.246.6410

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College:
Ms. Sallie Brand
Chairperson, Nursing Department
Perkinston Campus
601.928.6251

Ms. Debra Buie
Chairperson, Nursing Department
Jackson County Campus
228.497.7777

Dr. Joan Hendrix
Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
601.766.6425

Ms. Bertha Oatis
Chairperson, Nursing Department
Jefferson Davis Campus
228.897.3711

Mississippi University for Women:
Dr. Sheila Adams
Dean, College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology
662.329.7299

Dr. Tammie McCoy
Chair, Department of Baccalaureate Nursing
662.329.7302

Dr. Maria Sephens
Chair, Department of Associate Nursing
662.329.7312

Dr. Johnnie Sue Wijewardane
Chair, Department of Graduate Nursing
662.329.7320

Northeast Mississippi Community College:
Ms. Camille Beals
Director, Associate Degree Nursing
662.720.7773

Northwest Mississippi Community College:
Dr. Denise Bynum
Director of Nursing
662.562.3498

Pearl River Community College:
Dr. Arlene C. Jones
Director of Nursing Education
601.403.1018

Dr. Karen Taylor
ADN Program Chair
601.403.1022

Southwest Mississippi Community College:
Dr. Melissa Temple
Director, Department of Associate Degree Nursing
601.276.3850

University of Mississippi Medical Center:
Dr. Janet Harris
Associate Dean for Practice & Community Engagement
601.815.4122

Dr. Kim Hoover
Dean, School of Nursing
601.984.6220

Dr. Sharon Lobert
Associate Dean for Research & Evaluation, School of Nursing
601.984.6242

Dr. Marcia Rachel
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
601.984.6228

University of Southern Mississippi:
Dr. Patsy Anderson
Associate Dean, Gulf Coast
228.865.4517

Dr. Anita Boykins
Associate Dean
601.266.5468

Dr. Rowena Elliot
Interim Chair, Department of Advanced Practice
601.266.5462

Dr. Bonnie Harbaugh
Chair, Department of Systems Leadership & Health Outcomes
601.266.5462

Dr. Susan Hart
Chair, Department of Collaborative Nursing Care
601.266.4954

Dr. Katherine Nugent
Dean, College of Nursing
601.266.6485

Dr. Lachel Story
Assistant Dean for Research & Evaluation
601.266.6384

William Carey University:
Dr. Bobbie Loveless
Associate Dean & Associate Professor
228.702.1827

Dr. Karen Sicard
Associate Dean & Associate Professor
601.318.6475

Dr. Janet Williams
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing
601.318.6568