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. Dr. Vinzant’s duties include management of university-wide financial operations, facilities planning and management, enterprise computing and technology, human resources, procurement, bookstore, dining and parking services operations.

Prior to USM, Dr. Vinzant served as vice president for finance and administration at St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), 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 1992, he held several positions in higher education budgeting and policy analysis in the state of Washington with the Office of Financial Management, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University. From 1993-1995, he was a full-time faculty member at Eastern Washington University, teaching coursework in public budgeting, strategic planning and strategic management.

A 1981 graduate of Mississippi College, Dr. Vinzant also holds a master’s (1982) and doctorate (1994) in public administration from the University of Southern California. His scholarly work has focused on strategic management in public organizations, planning and budgeting, and total quality management.


The Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration has been relocated to the third floor of the Trent Lott National Center (map) while repairs are made to the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building.


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
  • Hattiesburg Campus
  • Gulf Park Campus