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Office of the President

The President's Vision

The University of Southern Mississippi will be the model for public higher education across the country. 

1. Ensure Student Success 

  • Increase retention, progression and graduation rates
  • Support underprepared students
  • Implement student success efforts


2. Expand Enrollment Strategies 

  • Identify programs and markets with growth potential
  • Recruit top-performing students
  • Enhance student development opportunities


3. Enhance Academic Instruction 

  • Cultivate pedagogical resources
  • Harness academic program strengths
  • Support retention, progression and graduation


4. Foster Greater Focus on Research

  • Increase funded research programs
  • Expand student and faculty research production
  • Commercialize technological research initiatives


5. Bolster Economic and Community Partnerships

  • Expand engagement opportunities
  • Nurture mutually beneficial relationships
  • Enhance economic development throughout the academy


6. Maximize Human Potential

  • Recruit talented and diverse individuals
  • Leverage faculty and staff expertise
  • Retain high-quality faculty and staff

Contact Us

Office of the President
Lucas Administration Building
118 College Dr. #5001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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