The University of Southern Mississippi 's Staff Council was established in 1989 to serve as a representative voice for staff members working throughout the University from the Gulf Coast and Hattiesburg campuses to Jackson.

The goal of the Staff Council is to ensure that these excellent staff personnel have a venue to voice their views, interests, and concerns regarding their support of and function within The University of Southern Mississippi.

It is with this voice that staff, faculty, and administration may work together to become a leading force for growth and for excellence in service within the Southern Miss community, within our local community, and within the state of Mississippi.

The stated purposes of the council are to:

  • facilitate discussion of issues, policies and activities relating to the USM staff;
  • advise and make recommendations as appropriate;
  • promote interaction among the staff, faculty, and administration in the enhancement of the goals, purposes, and functions of the university; and
  • promote excellence in service.