Vice President-Finance & Administration

Dr. Douglas Vinzant

Dr. Douglas Vinzant, Chief Financial Officer at Southern miss Dr. Douglas H. Vinzant was appointed vice president for finance and administration in June 2013. In this position, Dr. Vinzant’s duties include management of the University’s financial operations, facilities planning and management, human resources, procurement, bookstore, and dining services operations.

Prior to USM, Dr. Vinzant served as vice president for finance and administration at St. Cloud State University, vice president for administration at the University of Wyoming, senior associate vice president for administration and planning at the University of Illinois, and director of strategic planning and policy analysis at Arizona State University in Tempe. From 1982 through 1995, he held several positions in the state of Washington with the Office of Financial Management, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University.

A 1981 graduate of Mississippi College, Dr. Vinzant also holds a master’s (1982) and doctorate (1994) from the University of Southern California.


Finance and Controller

Facilities Planning and Management
  • Physical Plant (Hattiesburg)
    1. Campus Projects
    2. Grounds, Transportation, Environmental Services & Trade
    3. Business Operations
    4. Planning and Space Utilization
    5. Sustainability
    6. Safety and Custodial Services
    7. Marketing and Campus Relations
    8. Stores
  • Physical Plant (Gulf Park)
    1. Custodial Services
    2. Shipping and Receiving
    3. Campus Projects
    4. Grounds, Transportation, Environmental Services & Trade
    5. Planning
    6. Sustainability
  • Information Technology
    1. Hattiesburg Campus
    2. Gulf Park Campus
    3. Stennis Space Center Campus
    4. Keesler Air Force Base Campus
    5. GCRL/Cedar Point campuses
  • Hattiesburg Campus
  • Gulf Park Campus