About the Dean of Students Office


What We do:

The Dean of Students is the liaison between students, parents, faculty, staff, the general public and campus administration.

The Office of the Dean of Students strives to be proactive in providing a safe, secure learning environment. The student discipline process addresses decorum and civility as they relate to the Student Code of Conduct and the academic mission of the institution.

Student growth and development are encouraged, excellence is pursued and the highest standards of achievement are our aim.

Access the Southern Miss Code of Student Conduct with this link.


Who We Are:

Dr. Eddie Holloway - Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Thomas Deus - Associate Dean of Students
Delores McNair - Administrative Assistant


Kennard Scholars Program:

In 2014, the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Eddie A. Holloway, established the Kennard Scholars Program in honor of Mr. Clyde Kennard, the first African American to attempt to enroll at The University of Southern Mississippi.  In recognition of this history-making attempt, the Kennard Scholars Program helps eligible students become and remain successful scholars and future graduates at the University.


See if you are eligible and learn more about the application here!




Contact Information:

R.C. Cook University Union
Room 231
118 College Drive #5204
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Phone: 601.266.6028
Fax: 601.266.6401
E-mail: dos@usm.edu