Diversity and Community Engagement
The University of Mississippi

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Campus Partners

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Campus Partners represent offices across campus whose central mission is supporting underrepresented faculty, staff, and students. This collective meets frequently to provide key updates, share expertise, and collaborate on initiatives.

Dr. Shawnboda Mead 

Vice Chancellor

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 


Dr. Norris “EJ” Edney

Director, Center of Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement 

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement  


Dr. Kirsten Dellinger

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Professor of Sociology 

College of Liberal Arts


Valerie Beasley Ross

Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion

College of Liberal Arts 


Dr. Murrell Godfrey

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Graduate School


Dr. Jennifer Saxon 

Senior Associate Athletic Director Social Responsibility and Engagement

Intercollegiate Athletics


Stacey Reycraft

Director 

Student Disability Services


Andrew Newby

Associate Director

Veteran and Military Services


Dr. Jaime Harker 

Director, Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

Professor of English

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies


Jackie Vinson

Project Coordinator

The Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation


Demetria Hereford

Associate Director

Ronald E. McNair Program


Blair McElroy

Senior International Officer and Director of Study Abroad 

Global Engagement


Jean Robinson

Director 

Office of International Program