Caterina Ventura

Assistant to the Chair

Cathy Ventura serves as Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Art & Design. Besides this current post, Cathy has worked for the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, and the Department of Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs.

Cathy has a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration through Southern Miss’s Department of Educational Studies & Research. She has a Specialist degree in educational administration and a master's of science degree in Political Science. Cathy also completed undergraduate work in political science with a minor in criminal justice. 

Cathy is the proud mother of three daughters, Angela, Francesca, and Gina. Angela and Francesca are graduates of College of Business at USM, and Gina is currently a student at Southern Miss. Cathy enjoys reading popular fiction, watching HGTV, and participating in the lay ministry of her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church.