Meet Our Staff

 

Karen S. Coats, Ph.D.
Dean
601.266.4262
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Carolyn J. Cawthon, M.Ed.
Director of Graduate Operations, Recruitment and McNair Scholars Program
601.266.4793
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Desira L. Bailey
Administrative Assistant
601.266.4262
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Areas of Responsibility: Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Graduate Council, and Faculty Credentials

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Shelby Flores, M.P.A.
Coordinator of Business and Accounting Processes
601.266.4733
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Areas of Responsibility:
Oversees all graduate assistantship processes and maintenance of Graduate School accounts

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Kim S. Brown, M.S.
Assistant Director of McNair Scholars Program
601.266.6544
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Vanessa Molden, M.S.
Coordinator of Special Projects
601.266.4198
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Areas of Responsibility: Marketing and program and event planning

 

Sue Fayard, B.S.
Graduate Tracking Specialist/Degree Auditor
601.266.5136
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Areas of Responsibility: Progress to degree for students in the Colleges of Arts and Letters and Education and Psychology

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Roseanne Scammahorn, Ph.D.
Degree Auditor
601.266.4181
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Areas of Responsibility: Progress to degree for students in the Colleges of Business, Health, Nursing, and Science and Technology

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Michaela Donohue, M.A.
Graduate Communications and Documents Specialist
601.266.4372
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Areas of Responsibility:
Thesis, dissertation, capstone project formatting and review; prospect communication liaison; Graduate School website

 

Tracy Barnhill, M.Ed.
Manager of Graduate Admissions/Systems Analyst
601.266.5908
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Areas of Responsibility: Admissions and PeopleSoft processes, and Radius setup, maintenance and training

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Shaadi Shoubaki, M.A.
Sr. Graduate Admissions Specialist
601.266.6567
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Areas of Responsibility: Admissions processes

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Julie Beckham, B.S.
Graduate Admissions Specialist
601.266.6847
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Areas of Responsibility: Admissions processes

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Elisabeth McBride, M.S.
Assistant Admissions and Enrollment Software Manager
601.266.5184
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Areas of Responsibility: PeopleSoft processes, and Radius setup, maintenance and training