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Department of Procurement and Contract Services

Staff Directory


Procurement Services consists of Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Travel, Contracts, Receiving and Property Accounting offices. Below is the general assignment of responsibilities to our personnel. These may vary from time to time depending upon the workload and personnel reassignments.

Director of Procurement & Contract Services

Steve%20Ballew, 601.266.4131


Deidre%C2%A0Edwards, Buyer, 601.266.4132

Books and Instructional Supplies; Contract Services, Physical Plant, and Residence Life Purchases (Appliances, Carpet, Hardware, Food Service Equipment, Janitorial and Laundry Supplies, Tools, etc.); Dues; Food Purchases; Subscriptions; Athletic Equipment and Supplies; Fuelman; Ammunition; Landscaping; Equipment Rental Contracts (Copiers, etc); Consultant Payments and Reimbursements; Insurance; Printing and Related Items (Advertisements, Awards and Trophies, Binding, Novelty Items, Printing and Clothing); Hotel & Travel


Jessica%20Whitten, Buyer, 601.266.5174

Workflow Requisition Entry and Approval Training; Drugs and Pharmaceuticals; Music and Musical Instruments; Audio/Visual Equipment; Computer Hardware; Computer Software; Standing Orders; Cell Phones; Telecommunications Equipment; Vehicles and Related Supplies (Batteries,  Tires, etc.); Golf Carts; Furniture; Medical Equipment and Supplies; State Contract Office Supplies; Guest Artist and Performers; Scientific Equipment and Supplies


Martha%20Greene, Vendor Maintenance Specialist, 601.266.4135

  • New Vendor Entry and Vendor Maintenance
  • Procurement Card Review and Inquiry

Accounts Payable & Travel

Shelia%20Sims, Manager Accounts Payable & Travel, 601.266.5668

  • 1099 Misc
  • Petty Cash
  • A/P & Travel Problem Resolution

Sandra%20Howard, Accounts Payable Specialist, 601.266.6310

  • Remittance Voucher Entry
  • Employee Reimbursement
  • Wire Transfers

Bonnie%20Housley, Accounts Payable Specialist, 601.266.4098

  • Invoice Entry Hattiesburg Campus PO's Vendors A-L
  • Invoice Entry All Gulf Coast Research Laboratory PO's

Gwen%20Hill, Accounts Payable Specialist, 601.266.4061

  • Invoice Entry Hattiesburg Campus PO's Vendors M-Z
  • Invoice Entry All Gulf Coast Campus PO's

Jo%20Berry, Travel Coordinator, 601.266.4038

  • Foreign travel, Athletics, Group travel w/students
  • Permission to Travel, Advances, Exception advances
  • Travel Deposits, Collections, Payroll Deductions
  • Travel General Ledger issues, Forms, Website, Vehicle Contract Issue
  • Travel Policy Issues 
Miriam%20Mitchell, Assistant Travel Coordinator, 601.266.5953
  • A-Z Domestic Travel Vouchers
  • A-Z Domestic Travel Error Sheets

Procurement Card

Rayonne%20Grant, Procurement Card Administrator, 601.266.6711

Property Control

Physical Address: USM Property Control Division 2609 West 4th Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Mailing Address: USM Property Control Division 118 College Drive #5086 Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Fax: 601.266.6137
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.

Donnie%20Robbins, Property Control Manager, 601.266.4302

Bill%20Bailey, Property Accounting Supervisor, 601.266.4439

Charles%20Thompson, Senior Property Clerk, 601.266.6274

Becky%20Riles, Inventory Clerk, 601.266.4658

Gulf Coast Research Lab

Cathy%20Catchot, Purchasing Manager Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 228.872.4245
  • GCLAB Purchasing and Receiving
Paula%20Cassidy, Pcard Administrator/Buyer, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 228.818.8001
  • Pcard Training/Testing
  • Buyer

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Procurement and Contract Services
214 Bond Hall

Hattiesburg Campus

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Oceanography Building
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

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