Meet Our Staff

 

Karen S. Coats, Ph.D.
Dean
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4262
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Carolyn J. Cawthon, M.Ed.
Director of Graduate Operations, Recruitment and McNair Scholars Program
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4793
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Desira L. Bailey
Administrative Assistant
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4262
Fax: 601.266.5138
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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
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4733
Fax: 601.266.5138
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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
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.6544
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Vanessa Molden, M.S.
Coordinator of Special Projects
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4198
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: Marketing and program and event planning

 

Sue Fayard
Graduate Tracking Specialist/Degree Auditor
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.5136
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: Progress to degree for students in the Colleges of Arts and Letters and Education and Psychology

 

Sharon Pool, M.B.A.
Degree Auditor
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4181
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: Progress to degree for students in the Colleges of Business, Health, Nursing, and Science and Technology

 

Jeanne Stewart, M.L.S.
Reviewer: Dissertations, Nursing Capstone Projects, and Theses
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.4372
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: Reviews all theses, dissertations, nursing capstone projects and projects for graduate students

 

Michelle Templeton
Manager of Graduate Admissions
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.6567
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: Admissions and Certificate processes for the Colleges of Business, Nursing, and Education and Psychology; processes all non-degree applications
 

Emily Lymon
Sr. Graduate Admissions Specialist
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.5137
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: Admissions and Certificate processes for the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Health, and Science and Technology; processes all readmission applications

 

Tracy Barnhill, M.Ed.
Admissions and Enrollment Software Manager- Systems Analyst
The University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.5908
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: PeopleSoft processes, and Radius setup, maintenance and training

 

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Elisabeth McBride, M.S.
Assistant Admissions and Enrollment Software Manager
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.5184
Fax: 601.266.5138
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Areas of Responsibility: PeopleSoft processes, and Radius setup, maintenance and training