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Welcome from the Dean

Chase Robbins

Welcome to The University of Southern Mississippi! As the Dean of Students, it is my pleasure to assist you in your academic, personal and professional development. The Dean of Students Office is staffed with experienced and talented individuals and we are committed to a vision of diversity and inclusion that fosters the academic and personal growth of all students. These efforts include helping students make sensible and informed decisions about academic and personal matters, negotiate the opportunities and challenges that are an important part of a highly demanding academic environment, and find appropriate resources.

The Dean of Students Office can help you work through many questions and concerns. Students often land in the Dean of Students Office when they are not clear about where to turn for help. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service. Our number one priority is to make the student experience at USM a powerful and enriching one.


Dean Cantrell

Sirena Cantrell, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Contact Us

R.C. Cook University Union
Room 220
118 College Drive #5204
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Phone: 601.266.4025
Office Hours: 8-5 PM