Grace Michelle Fleming

Academic Advisor

Michelle Fleming serves as an undergraduate advisor for the College of Business on the Gulf Coast. In this capacity, she provides academic evaluations for transfer students in a one-on-one meeting, as well as academic guidance for incoming freshmen. Michelle facilitates the College of Business orientation for new students in both individual and group meetings. Her goal in this role is for the academic success of every student pursuing their BSBA.

In September of 1995, Michelle joined the Southern Miss Gulf Coast family as a part-time Financial Aid Clerk. During the past 22 years, she has served as an administrative assistant in nursing, as well as an advisor in the Colleges of Health and Nursing. As a first generation student, Michelle completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis Management Information Systems, in May of 2004. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Workforce Training and Development (currently known as Human Capital Development) in May of 2011.

Michelle served as the Race Day Coordinator for the Blue Cross Blue Shield One-Mile Kid's Fun Run hosted by Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus in 2015, 2016 and 2017. This event has grown over the years to host hundreds of student across the six coastal county region of South Mississippi. In addition to this event, Michelle is the founding advisor for the Catholic Student Association and continues to serve on the Welcome Week, Campus Community Life and other committees at Southern Miss.

Michelle was awarded the Outstanding Staff Award for 2012 in the Administrative/Professional Staff area. Promoting professional development among her peers, she has also been actively involved with the Association of Office Professionals, Staff Council, Working on Wellness and the Health is Golden initiative. When not at work, Michelle enjoys traveling, spending time with family, attending festivals and volunteering. 

Professional Affiliations


Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Staff Award for 2012 - Administrative/Professional Staff