Director of Enterprise Applications & Planning

Jeff May, Director of Advancement and Innovation

Jeffery D. (Jeff) May

Mr. Jeff May is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, College of Science and Technology and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (1983). His service to the university includes his work with the Office of the CIO, iTech and Chapter Advisor for Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Since graduating from Southern Miss, Mr. May has gained experience in business management, management consulting and software development, in a variety of industries including K-12 Education, state/local government, telecommunications, inter-modal transportation, and advertising. He joined the field of Higher Education in 2007 after selling the systems integration/implementation company, Third Day Solutions, LLC, where he was the Managing Partner/CEO for 10+ years. TDS developed K-12 student information systems for several state’s Department of Education, including the MS Department of Education.

Mr. May worked with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as the Practice Manager and Business Manager in Jackson, MS.  He also worked for Nichols Research Corporation as a Senior Director, Director, Client Manager and Project Manager, as well as several smaller systems integration companies in his career.

Beyond his work at Southern Miss, Mr. May is actively involved in his church and with his family. He is married, has a son and daughter that are alumni of Southern Miss (2009) and a daughter that he hopes will choose Southern Miss in a few years. He serves as a member of the Executive Director/Treasurer for the Simpson County Community Foundation, Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for Pregnancy Choices of Hattiesburg, and Project Director for the Total Health Network, covering a 5-county region in south Mississippi.


What does the Director of Enterprise Applications & Planning do?

  • Directs the functions of business analysis, project management, and customer care of the central Information Technology function of the university
  • Represents the central IT function on several university committees and councils
  • Manages, coordinates and facilitates the daily operations and long-range planning of the university's enterprise applications. These systems include ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems (SOAR, SOARFIN), databases, websites, portals and other applications essential to the business of the university.
  • The Enterprise Applications and Planning Team is comprised of a group of highly talented and deeply devoted personnel whose primary focus is helping to ensure the availability of systems that help manage the enterprise of Southern Miss.



Enterprise Applications & Planning Staff