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Graduate School Staff

Karen Coats

Karen S. Coats, Ph.D.
Dean
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Carolyn Cawthon

Carolyn J. Cawthon, M.Ed.
Director of Graduate Operations, Recruitment and McNair Scholars Program
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Desira Bailey

Desira L. Bailey
Administrative Assistant
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Areas of Responsibility: Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Graduate Council, and Faculty Credentials

Shelby Flores

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

Kim Brown

Kim S. Brown, M.S.
Assistant Director of McNair Scholars Program
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Michael Howell

Michael Howell, M.A.
Degree Auditor
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Areas of Responsibility: Progress-to-degree for students in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Economic Development, and Nursing & Health Professions

Sue Fayard

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 College of Education & Human Sciences, School of Music, and International Development

Michaela Donohue

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

Graduate Admissions Staff

Tracy Barnhill

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

Elisabeth McBride

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

Julie Beckham

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

Lindsey Garrity

Lindsey Jones, B.A.
Graduate Enrollment Specialist
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Areas of Responsibility:
Admissions processes

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Graduate School
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Phone
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