Bryan Billings, Director of Campus Management

Bryan Billings, Director of Campus ManagementIn 1996, Bryan Billings joined the Southern Miss Gulf Coast staff as the first Director of Technology Resources, where he also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2004.

In 2004, Billings became director of Financial Analysis & Planning.  In 2006, following Hurricane Katrina, he became the director of Planning, Contracts Management and Emergency Preparedness.  He was also appointed as the Applicant Agent for Southern Miss, working as the liasion with FEMA/MEMA for all recovery and restoration projects relative to Katrina.  He also assumed  responsibility for Emergency Operations for the Gulf Coast Campus.  He successfully appealed for additional resources for Lloyd Hall, resulting in an additional $1 million in FEMA funding.  He also successfully arbitrated two other projects for an additional $2.2 million in FEMA funding.

In 2011, Billings became director of Campus Management, adding Campus Security, Shipping & Receiving operations, and Property Accounting to his area of responsibility.

Billings was co-chair of the Cross Creek Master Planning Committee, developing a master plan for a new campus in a planned community on the Gulf Coast.  He was a co-presenter at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2009 International Conference in Portland, Oregon, delivering a presentation on the Master Planning Process for the Cross Creek Campus.  In 2009-10, he was Chair of the University Climate Commitment Council charged with addressing the President's Climate Commitment adopted by Southern Miss.  

Graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast 2006-2007