Division of Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs
These past few weeks have been very difficult for all of us as we transition to our new normal of social distancing, staying at home, and learning through new formats and in new ways. Despite this, I have heard many stories about all the great things you are accomplishing, and I am so proud of each of you.
During this time, the Division of Student Affairs wants you to know that, even virtually, we are still committed to our mission of developing healthy, connected and learning-focused students and communities. Please find below some resources available to all students.
There’s a new site in town! The Student Connections team has created a platform to
help you stay connected while social distancing. Visit the link below to explore the
new Virtual Activities and Programming page. We invite you to share your adventures
with us by using #StayConnectedUSM when you post to social media.
Campus Recreation has gone virtual! Follow https://www.facebook.com/usmcampusrec/ to keep your workout routines going while we are social distancing. The team is producing
daily workout videos, interactive programming, and online intramural leagues for your
fitness, health and wellness needs.
Student Government Association
Congratulations to our new Student Government Association Officers!
SGA President – Rachel Shoemaker
Senior Vice President – Olivia LeBlanc
Vice President of Judicial Affairs – Kelsi Ford
Vice President of Finance and Administration – Mallory Ivy
Vice President of Communication – Anna Denette
Be on the lookout for more information about SGA elections at the Gulf Park campus.
Are you missing traditional sporting events? Check out the USM Esports Teams as they
participate in the Ole Miss Rebel Rumble Esports Tournament on April 18. The Eagle
Esports Association (EEA) will also begin hosting virtual game nights within the next
two weeks. You can learn more about the tournament, the teams, or the upcoming events
from EEA by following the twitter account at @USMesports or by joining the discord
server at https://discord.gg/bQvtjT.
Learning in FOCUS Blog
The purpose of this blog, called Learning In FOCUS, is to sharpen students’ focus on learning by providing resources and tips to assist in perfecting your ability to learn and develop the skills needed for success. Learn more about the blog’s purpose here: https://dsalearninginfocus.blogspot.com/2020/04/learning-no-matter-what.html
Access the latest posts with this link: https://dsalearninginfocus.blogspot.com
Student Health Services Hours
Student Counseling Services
Please continue to monitor the University’s official COVID-19 website for accurate information and critical updates, and check your University email account frequently.
For academic resources, please visit the COVID-19 Student Resources web page.
For general questions, please contact the Dean of Students office at 601.266.6028.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay connected. Stay home.
Dee Dee Anderson, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
In the Spring of 2018, the University selected Dr. Dee Dee Anderson to lead the Division of Student Affairs at Southern Miss. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Anderson served as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she provided leadership, vision and strategic direction for the Division of Student Affairs. She has previously held positions as Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Her broad experiences and over 20-year career are complemented by leadership positions in various professional associations and community service. She is an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and currently serves on the Associate Vice President Steering Committee. In 2017, Dr. Anderson was awarded the Women in Higher Education Tennessee Women of Achievement Award. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and her daughter, Katelin. Dr. Anderson holds a doctorate degree in Education Leadership, a Masters of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.