MSED Alumni

The program has a strong alumni base that hires and mentors program graduates. The several hundred alumni are spread around the county and the world, but are primarily in the US Southeast. Texas in particular has seen a growing alumni base. The program maintains an alumni data base and sends out a bi-weekly newsletter that includes alumni contacts.

We encourage all alumni to keep in touch with the program and be part of the Southern Miss Alumni Association. MSED program contact Dr. Chad Miller at 601.266.6666 or Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, College of Business.


“The presence of USM Master’s Degree Program Graduates in the southern states is amazing.    They are everywhere.   I even found more in Texas.    And I have not even looked much at the north and northeast. And they are in positions of major responsibility…. And the quality of those individuals on an interpersonal skills basis is equally impressive.  They are genuinely friendly, personable, and caring individuals.  One area really stands out in their backgrounds.  They are great in marketing and related skillsets.” – Quote from an Executive Search Firm that Specializes in Economic Development

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Alumni Spotlight with Johnson :Lee Johnson currently serves as Target Market Specialist for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Nashville, TN. At TVA, Lee will focus on business recruitment and development for TVA's multi-state territory specifically for general manufacturing, food processing, and will also manage the company's spec building program.



ADP Hires Recent USM Graduate :Alex Doleac recently accepted a Project manager position with the Area Development Partnership of the Greater Hattiesburg Area.



Alumni Spotlight with Ashley Congelosi Llewellyn :Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn joined the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) in June 2013. She currently serves as Programs Manager, overseeing strategic partnerships and all activities designed for business retention and development, workforce development, and entrepreneurship.



Alumni Spotlight with Paula Delcambre: Paula Delcambre, is the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the Harrison County Development Commission located in Gulfport, Mississippi. In this position, she is responsible for managing economic development projects, assembling data, and processing incentives for new and expanding industry.



Alumni Spotlight with Clarence Hulse: A former graduate of the Masters of Science in Economic Development program at Southern Miss, Clarence L. Hulse is the Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City, Indiana, which combines community and economic development functions with the intent of providing a holistic approach to economic investment.


Summer Employment Opportunities Abound for MSED Students 2015